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Spot a Stroke - Friday, June 10, 2016

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 tocall 9-1-1 for helpright away. F.A.S.T. is:

FFace Drooping– Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
AArm Weakness– Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SSpeech 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?
TTime 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.

For more information visit: HTTP://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Stroke-Warning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp

 

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