recognising the signs of a stroke and acting FAST. could save a life
If you suspect that someone is having a stroke act FAST
With over 150,000 people in the UK having a stroke every year, it is imperative that people can recognise a stroke when it's happening and take prompt action.
What is FAST?
FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms?
Speech problems - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Test all three symptoms.
The FAST Video from The Stroke Association on Vimeo.