Act FAST when you see signs of a stroke

Mar 20, 2019
therapist and stroke recovery patient

Recent events in the news remind us that stroke can happen to people of all ages. Remember the four key signs of stroke identification, or FAST:

  • Face - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can they repeat the sentence correctly?
  • Time - If a person is having trouble with these basic commands, call 911 immediately.

Click the link below for the story of how a quick response by a family member helped a local man get treatment at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, and how our Rehabilitation Services are helping him on the road to recovery.

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