Like you probably already know, it’s Stroke Awareness Month again. And you know what that means, it’s time to review the acronym that some doctors have generated to help you identify when you or your loved one have had a stroke.
The acronym is F.A.S.T.
- F – Face / Does the face droop on one side when the person smiles?
- A – Arm / After raising both arms, does one of the arms drift downwards?
- S – Speech /After repeating a simple phrase, does the persons speech sound slurred or strange?
- T – Time / If any or all of the above are observed call for 9-1-1 (if in US or 999 in UK) and ask for medical assistance.
Or you can watch this fine video from the hospital in my hometown of High Point where regular reader SAW works. EIT may be jonesing to get their hands on this one. So you can say, you saw it here first!