Stroke.

A leading cause in Australia of temporary and permanent disability.

It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.

Many lives and families, maybe yours, have been and are today severely impacted by it.

There are many misconceptions about stroke, but one thing you just got to know is how to recognise a stroke and act FAST to minimise its devastating effect on life.

Do you know the easy F-A-S-T steps to help a stroke victim?

What is Stroke?

A stroke is not a Heart Attack – it’s a “Brain Attack”.

It occurs from a sudden blood clot or ruptured blood vessel limiting blood flow to the brain which results in impaired strength and function on one side of the body. Therefore, most stroke victims will have some disability to manage.

It is more common in the elderly, but that’s not to say that stroke can not affect any one of any age.

The earlier a stroke is detected and treated by medical services, the better the chance of recovery and minimising permanent disability.

How to Recognise a Stroke and act FAST

The Stroke foundation of Australia promotes the F – A – S – T steps, to help people recognise the symptoms of a stroke and act fast!

F.A.S.T. stands for:

Face – Look for drooping. Can they smile?

Arms – Can they raise both arms equally?

Speech – Is it slurred or can they speak at all?

Time… to call 000 for an Ambulance if you recognise any of the above signs, and make the person comfortable while you wait for the ambulance to arrive. If unconscious, lay them down, on the stroke-affected side.

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Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts
00:25 16 Nov 19
Thank you to the team at Fluid.Leah the practical assessor was great, explained techniques well, easy to follow instructions. The class was relaxed and fun which made the experience all the better. The online theory was good as well, easy to follow the navigate.read more
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Laura Pond
10:30 12 Nov 19
Finally, a first aid course that uses female manikins! This is so important and I hope it catches on. The course itself was great, as I found Leah's explanations easy to follow and liked that they do a combination of videos, talking and practical stuff. Will definitely use these guys in future.read more
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Jane Artuso
21:32 10 Nov 19
Leah was my trainer she was very professional and knowledgeable. She understood I had a minor disability and was very helpful in making me feel comfortable and in assisting me. I would highly recommend Fluid Training.read more