National Stroke Week, the Stroke Foundation’s annual awareness campaign is taking place from the 4th to the 10th of September, 2017.
For Stroke Week 2017, Australians are being asked to join the FAST response team by knowing the signs of stroke. Paramedics, nurses and doctors can only treat stroke if Australians recognise the signs of stroke and call 000 immediately.
Just by knowing the signs of stroke makes you part of the F.A.S.T. Response Team:
- Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
- Arms – Can they lift both arms?
- Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
- Time – Time is critical. If you see any of these symptoms Act FAST and call 000
For more information, visit https://strokefoundation.org.au/How-you-can-help/Stroke-week