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Doug Goodman RN, BSN
The Center for Opioid Safety Education has just released a new
opioid overdose training video specifically for WA State.
This 8-minute video covers overdose risks, the WA State Good
Samaritan Law, and a step-by-step demonstration of what to do in an
opioid overdose (including rescue breathing and intranasal
naloxone). This video is freely
available for overdose educators, program staff, pharmacists, first
responders, clinicians, schools, etc as a tool in your overdose
You can find the video at:
What is Stroke? Stroke is a disease that
affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No.
5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United
States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and
nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or
ruptures). When that happens , part of the brain cannot get the
blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die.
Check out some interesting
statistics about stroke.
What are the types of stroke? Stroke can be
caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain
ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing
blood flow to the brain (called a
hemorrhagic stroke). A
TIA (transient ischemic attack), or "mini stroke", is caused by
a temporary clot. What are the effects of stroke? The brain is an
extremely complex organ that controls various body functions. If a
stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a
particular body function, that part of the body won't work as it
Learn more about how stroke affects the brain.