COVID19: Use the “F.A.S.T.” test to Spot Stroke Signs and know when to call 1-9-3
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 or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
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.
Be prepared. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of stroke by signing up to the “Pros” and receive information on stroke and have your questions answered.
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