What to do in the event of a Stroke
What to do in the event of a Stroke – Act FAST
The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word F.A.S.T:
- Face – the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may have dropped.
- Arms– the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness in one arm.
- Speech– their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake.
- Time – it’s time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms.