Understanding Stroke and Stroke Care - Presented by: Tracy Love, RN, BSN

Every minute, someone has a stroke. Give us an hour and we can help you understand why and what to do about it.

Stroke is a brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Almost 800,000 strokes happen every year, and even though deaths from strokes are dropping, the number of people having strokes is rising each year due to our aging population and other stroke triggers in younger people. As a result, stroke is often more disabling than it is fatal, and it remains a leading cause of disability.

During Stroke Month, FHN Stroke Coordinator Tracy Love, RN, BSN will provide valuable information on strokes, which can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or age. Learn what puts you at risk, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how to help prevent a stroke from occurring. Tracy will also discuss the FHN's teleneurology capability that can instantly connect our Acute Stroke team to the country's leading neurologists, one of the criteria that helped FHN earn designation as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

A member of FHN's Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Rehabilitation team will also be present to review stroke after-care. Refreshments will be served

Presented by: Tracy Love, RN, BSN
Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center - Burchard Hills
1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
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