CRMC’s Rachel Hawthorne, R.N. talks strokes, treatment, and prevention

CRMC’s Rachel Hawthorne, R.N. talks strokes, treatment, and prevention

April 9, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/9/21)

(Crosby, MN) — We recently spoke with Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Trauma and Stroke Coordinator Rachel Hawthorne, R.N. about stroke risk factors, treatments, and how to properly address symptoms to help in those experiencing a stroke. 

Hawthorne notes that as time has gone on, the general public has not taken the symptoms of strokes seriously.

Simple lifestyle changes can aid in reducing your risk of getting a stroke.

One way to recognize symptoms of a stroke is the acronym: B.E. F.A.S.T.

Hawthorne did mention that CRMC is prepared to handle stroke treatments with designation as an “Acute Stroke Ready Hospital”.

If COVID-19 didn’t institute telehealth communications, CRMC has been able to connect with Neurological experts to properly diagnose strokes and related concerns.

Listen to our full conversation with CRMC’s Rachel Hawthorne here: