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  • 1. Stroke Act FAST © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  • 2. FAST
    • Facial weakness: Can the person smile?
    • Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms?
    • Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly?
    • Test all three.
    © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  • 3. Telephone For Help
    • From the US dial 911
    • From the UK dial 900 or 112
    • From Europe dial 112
    © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  • 4. Stroke
    • They will revert to their first language. They may not even remember that they had a second or maybe more languages.
    • They will have slurred or indistinct speech and may get irritated quickly if you do not understand. They think that they are speaking clearly but the mouth may not respond.
    • Walking and normal bodily functions will be difficult and they will need help even to go to the toilet.
    © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.
  • 5. Stroke Cont.
    • They can recover to a level after a stroke but there will always be an element of weakness that cannot be overcome with therapy or mechanical aids.
    • They may no longer understand the term stroke. One old lady was confused for a very long time until someone told her she had suffered a “seizure” a very old term for a stroke.
    © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.