Stroke may cause drowsiness or loss of consciousness.
If the individual is unconscious, the staff member should be able to determine whether their airway is clear (Airway), that they are breathing (Breathing) and that they have a pulse (Circulation). Staff should have basic life support skills to deal with a blocked airway, and know what do if the individual is not breathing or has no pulse.
Benefits to the individual
Individuals are less likely to suffer irreversible brain damage due to lack of oxygen and blood supply to their brain.
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