There’s a simple way to spot a stroke – BE FAST. Knowing how to identify a stroke can save someone’s life. Time is especially critical for a stroke victim – each minute, two million brain cells die. The more quickly a stroke victim finds the care they need, the less likely there will be permanent damage.
Here’s how you can spot a stroke:
- Sudden loss of balance.
- Sudden vision changes.
- Sudden face drooping.
- Sudden arm/leg weakness.
- Sudden slurred or garbled speech.
- Time is critical. Call 911.
Are you looking to spread stroke awareness or learn about your risk factors? The Sutter Health network has number of different materials that you can either share on social media or even print out for your office or school.
- Flyer – Learn how to BE FAST to spot a stroke and find the closest Primary Stroke Center. You can pass this flyer around to your friends, family members, colleagues and classmates.
- Poster – Hang this up in the halls of your school or office, even your home. This poster has information on how to BE FAST to spot a stroke.
Stroke Support Groups
Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk for stroke, or are you a stroke patient or caregiver looking for support? The Sutter Health network offers a variety of stroke support services to provide opportunities to learn and connect with others.