Learn to recognize the signs of a stroke, and activate EMS immediately if you believe someone may be suffering from a stroke. Remember FAST:

Facial weakness – can the person smile? Is there drooping of the mouth or one or both eyes?

Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms?

Speech problems – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?

Time is critical – call 9-1-1 to activate EMS.

Make a note of the time the symptoms started or the patient was seen to be normal.


Source: HSA


Disclaimer: The Emergency Guide is provided as a reference only.  Every effort has been taken to acquire and publish accurate information provided by medical authorities.  In case of emergency, always call or have someone CALL 9-1-1.