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Massive, Mild & Silent Strokes - Chapter Summary
When learning about basic CPR and first aid, you will need to understand the characteristics, causes and treatments for different types of medical emergencies. This chapter contains lessons that teach you about massive, mild and silent strokes.
Our instructors will cover all information on these types of strokes you will need to excel in a first aid and CPR class, while the chapter's practice quizzes will help you make sure you accurately understand the main points from each lesson. The online format of these short lessons allows you to learn about these topics from any mobile device at your convenience. Use these lessons to learn about:
- What the causes, signs and symptoms of mild strokes are
- How mild strokes are treated and info on the recovery
- What the definition of a mild stroke is
- What the causes and symptoms of a massive stroke are
- What the recovery timeline for a massive stroke is
- How to recognize the symptoms of a silent stroke
- How to diagnose and treat a silent stroke
1. Mild Stroke: Signs & Symptoms
We are going to get an understanding of what a mild stroke is and the signs and symptoms associated with a mild stroke. In this lesson, we will learn how to easily identify stroke signs.
2. Mild Stroke: Treatment & Recovery
We are going to get a working understanding of a mild stroke. This will include a description of the treatments that are commonly used, the level of recovery expected and the recovery timeline.
3. What is a Mild Stroke?
Did you know there's more than one kind of severity of stroke? Stroke can be classified in one of four severities, and this lesson focuses on describing the least severe of the four.
4. Mild Stroke: Causes & Prognosis
This lesson will cover the definition of a mild stroke and then go into detail about how mild strokes occur in the brain. We will also discuss the prognosis for a mild stroke.
5. What is a Massive Stroke? - Causes & Symptoms
In this lesson, you will learn about a very specific kind of stroke, called a massive stroke. First, you'll learn the proper medical term for one. Then, you'll find out its causes, signs and symptoms.
6. Massive Stroke: Recovery Timeline & Prognosis
This lesson covers massive strokes. We'll discuss details of the prognosis, including factors that affect the prognosis. We'll also describe what recovery looks like after a massive stroke.
7. Causes of a Massive Stroke
This lesson is going to look at what a massive stroke is and the two possible causes of a massive stroke based on the type of stroke. We will also briefly hit on what may cause the cause of massive strokes.
8. What is a Silent Stroke? - Symptoms
Can something so obvious as a stroke be silent? Even more, what is a silent stroke anyways? Find out what this is, how common it is, and what it causes.
9. Silent Stroke: Diagnosis & Treatment
A silent stroke is caused by brain arteries becoming blocked or damaged, thereby disrupting blood flow to the brain and causing cell death. They differ from other strokes because they don't present any symptoms! Let's take a look at how silent strokes are diagnosed and treated.
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- Responding to Emergencies
- Rescue Techniques & Methods
- Air Embolisms & Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Recognizing & Treating Angina
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Heart Disease & Heart Failure
- Understanding Strokes
- Preventing & Treating Strokes
- Ischemic, Hemorrhagic & Mini Strokes
- Dealing with Heat Stroke
- Blood Clot Types & Complications
- Blood Clot Sites
- Acidosis, Alkalosis & Polycythemia
- Hypercapnia, Hypercarbia, & Hypoxia
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Pneumonia & Pneumothorax
- Conditions of the Lungs
- Bell's Palsy
- Conditions of the Brain
- Understanding & Treating Brain Aneurysms
- Understanding & Treating Heartburn
- Diagnosing & Treating Coughs
- Dealing with Allergies & Pests