Act F.A.S.T. – Can you Identify a Stroke?

Act F.A.S.T. – Can you Identify a Stroke? –

FAST is an acronym used to help detect and enhance responsiveness to stroke victim needs. The acronym stands for Facial weakness, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, and Time to act.

Facial weakness judges whether the person can smile without their mouth or eyes dropping. Arm weakness is whether the person can hold up both arms successfully. Speech difficulty is about whether the person can speak clearly and understand speech. Time represents the need to get to a hospital (e.g., calling for help) immediately.

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