In this episode Birdman chats with Jody Whipple, Stroke Coordinator with Summit Healthcare.
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Summit Healthcare has been a Primary Stroke Center since September 2018, meaning that patients can be seen here at home instead of traveling to see a specialist. For more information on the Telestroke Program visit https://summithealthcare.net/telestroke
FAST is an acronym used as a mnemonic to help detect and enhance responsiveness to the needs of a person having a stroke. The acronym stands for Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time to call emergency services. Call 911 with these signs and get checked. Strokes are time sensitive.