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Stroke First Aid
First aid for stroke:
- Maintain an open airway.
- Place the person on the weak side of the body:
- This allows saliva to drain from the mouth.
- Do not provide oral liquids or food.
- Keep the person calm and quiet.
- Keep the person warm.
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