THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY!
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away F.A.S.T. is:
|Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?|
|Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?|
|Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?|
|Time to call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you’ll know when the first symptoms appeared.|
Here is a quick video from the American Heart Association to teach you about F.A.S.T.