Parish Nurse Notes

Know the signs of a stroke!

If you think you’re having a stroke or witnessing one, call 9-1-1 immediately!

Use F.A.S.T. to memorize the signs.

F – Face drooping

    Does the side of the face droop or is it numb? Is the person’s smile uneven?

A – Arm weakness

     Is one arm weak or numb? Does one arm drift downward?

S – Speech difficulty

     Is speech slurred? Can the person repeat sentences correctly?

T – Time to call 9-1-1.

     If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Sarah True, Parish Nurse.