Indicators of a Stroke

Class on stroke and its indicators.  The tongue is a good one too.  If a person is treated within 3 hours there is a very good chance there will be a full recovery.


The instructor gave us these four letters F.A.S.T. which stand for:


F = Face - look at the Face to see if there is a droop - ask person to smile  to see if its uneven


A = Arm - Ask if an arm is numb - check for arm weakness by asking them to push up with both

              arms against your hands


S = Speech - Slurred speech - Difficulty in speaking or understanding


T = Time - Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately -

                Have ambulance go to nearest stroke center




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