Stroke

Signs of Stroke

F A S T

The word to remember when concerned about a stroke is FAST because time is crucial in reaching and instituting care. FAST will also help you to look for the signs of stroke.

Is the Face drooping?

Is there Arm weakness?

Is there difficulty with Speech?

If yes, to any of these questions it is Time to call 911

In the next post, we will look at stroke in a little more detail, but the most important take away here is to remember this mnemonic when questioning whether you or someone else is having a stroke.

Memorize it. Test yourself. Spread the word to others.

F A S T

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Graphic by Pixabay

1 Comment

  1. Thank you, Sue. This is a quite helpful way to remember. Often, we panic and our critical thinking skills are lost in the heat of the moment. This will be easier to remember and can be the difference between life and death, or permanent impairment.

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