Uvalde Memorial Hospital | UMHealthy | February 2020

UMHEALTHY is published as a commu- nity service for the friends and patrons of UVALDE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 1025 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX 78801. Also be sure to visit us at umhtx.org . Connect with us on Facebook facebook.com/uvaldememorial February 2020 Information in UMHEALTHY comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or ques- tions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2020 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. 830-261-3984 umhtx.org/events Hospital happenings Information for each event can be found via: JOIN US ACOMPÁÑENOS BLS Class: Thursdays, Feb. 6 and March 5 • 8 AM to 1 PM UMH Education Center Childbirth Class: Saturdays, Feb. 8 and March 14 • 9 AM UMH Holmgreen Conference Room Heartsaver Course: Thursdays, Feb. 13 and March 12 • 8 AM to 4:30 PM UMH Education Center Walk With a Doc: Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 AM to 10 AM Uvalde Memorial Park Stop the Bleed Training: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 10 AM to noon and 5:30 PM to 7 PM UMH Holmgreen Conference Room Babysitter’s Course: Monday, March 9 • 8 AM to 4 PM UMH Education Center Diabetes Class: Friday, March 13 • 8 AM to 1 PM UMH Holmgreen Conference Room First Blood Drive of 2020: Tuesday, April 28 • 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM ICU parking lot Register today! Regístrese hoy! Stroke? Act F.A.S.T. ¿Derrame cerebral? Actúe rápido During a stroke, blood flow to the brain is blocked or interrupted, and brain cells start to die. Quick treatment is essential to reduce the risk of serious complications, disability and death. So know the signs of stroke—think F.A.S.T.: Durante un derrame cerebral, se bloquea o interrumpe el flujo sanguíneo al cerebro, y las células del cerebro comienzan a morir. El tratamiento rápido es esencial para reducir el riesgo de complicaciones graves, discapacidad y muerte. Por eso, conozca los signos y piense rápido: When a stroke strikes, time is of the essence. Cuando se produce un derrame cerebral, el tiempo es esencial. Uvalde Memorial Hospital Facebook page: @uvaldememorial Website: umhtx.org/events Email: k.radicke@umhtx.org Phone: 830-261-3984 Face drooping. Is one side of the face drooping or numb? Ask the per- son to smile—is the smile uneven? F Arm weakness. Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms out to the sides, and take note if one arm drifts downward. A Speech difficulty. Can the person speak at all? Is speech slurred or oth- erwise difficult to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Can they repeat it correctly? S Time to call 911. If a person has any of these symptoms, call 911 for help. Call even if symptoms go away. And note the time so you can let medical personnel know what time symptoms started. T Cara caída. ¿Un lado de la cara está más caído o adormecido? Pídale a la persona que sonría. ¿La sonrisa es asimétrica? Debilidad en los brazos. ¿Tiene algún brazo débil o adormecido? Pídale a la persona que levante ambos brazos y controle si alguno de los brazos se cae. Dificultad para hablar. ¿La persona puede hablar? ¿Pronuncia mal o es difícil de en- tender cuando habla? Pídale a la persona que repita una oración simple. ¿Puede repetirla correctamente? Es hora de llamar al 911. Si una persona presenta algunos de estos síntomas, llame al 911 y pida ayuda. Llame incluso si los síntomas desaparecen. Y anote la hora para poder informarle al personal médico a qué hora comenzaron los síntomas. Sources: American Heart Association; National Institutes of Health; National Stroke Association Fuentes: American Heart Association; National Institutes of Health; National Stroke Association Is your heart healthy? Free Blood Pressure Screenings Thursday, Feb. 6, 9 AM to 11 AM UMH lobby Friday, Feb. 14, 9 AM to 11 AM Herby Ham Activity Center Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 AM to 11 AM Uvalde County Nutrition Center “Heart-to-Heart” Presentation with Cardiologist Shawn T. Ragbir, M.D. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 5:30 PM to 7 PM El Progresso Memorial Library