Monday, April 30, 2012

May 7 & 10 Stroke Presentations

May 7 & 10 Stroke Presentations
Editor: David Mills

LEWISTON, ME - “F.A.S.T. Facts on Stroke” will be the subject of two Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentations set for May.

Peggy McRae, director of Outpatient Cardiovascular Services at the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, will explain what happens when someone experiences a stroke. In particular, she’ll present the five symptoms of stroke and discuss what actions should be taken when someone appears to be having a stroke.

McRae has over 30 years experience in emergency and critical care nursing, including work at major trauma-critical care centers in Florida. She earned a nursing degree at St.Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Waterbury, Conn., and later completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing through the State of New York Regents College University. She is certified in critical care nursing through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is also certified as a hospital emergency department coordinator through the Medical College of Georgia’s Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Ga.

The program will be presented from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on May 7 and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 10. Both sessions will be held in the first-floor conference room in the Young Wing, located near the main entrance to CMMC at 60 High Street.

There is no cost for attending the presentation.

Those interested in attending either of the programs are urged to register in advance by calling 795-8448, emailing, or registering online at

Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

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