Stroke

First Aid For Stroke

Remember To Send for Help – Call an Ambulance

Stroke F.A.S.T

The key to a better outcome for stroke victims is F.A.S.T diagnosis and treatment.

 

Face – does one side of the face droop when the person smiles?

Arms – When the person raises their arms does one drift down?

Speech – Is their speech slurred or not normal?

TimeIf any of these signs are visible call an ambulance immediately

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Sudden weakness or numbness in the arms, legs face, or especially down one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, slurred speech and trouble understanding
  • Sudden vision problems
  • Sudden dizziness, loss of coordination and trouble walking

 

Treatment

Unconscious Patient

 

Conscious Patient

  • Reassure the patient
  • Address any problems you see e.g. drooling
  • Make them comfortable
  • Seek medical assistance
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