COVID19: Use the “F.A.S.T.” test to Spot Stroke Signs and know when to call 1-9-3

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Spot Stroke F.A.S.T.  before it Strikes

By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs with others , you just might save yourself and others life from  stroke.

Use the letters in “F.A.S.T.” to spot stroke signs and know when to call 1-9-3 (Ghana).

F for Face Drooping

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided?

A for Arm Weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S for Speech

Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.

T for Time to Call 1-9-3 (Ghana)

If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 1-9-3 and get them to the hospital immediately.

Additional Symptoms of Stroke

If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 1-9-3 or emergency medical services immediately

Sudden Numbness

Sudden NUMBNESS or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.

Sudden Confusion

Sudden CONFUSION, trouble speaking or understanding speech.

Sudden Trouble Seeing

Sudden TROUBLE SEEING in one or both eyes.

Sudden Trouble Walking

Sudden TROUBLE WALKING, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.

Sudden Severe Headache

Sudden SEVERE HEADACHE with no known cause.

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