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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04:44 07 Aug 19
As part of my job as a Personal Trainer I've now done a CPR refresher course every year for the past 30 years. Pat from Fluid First Aid at North Lakes is one of the best Lecturer's I've ever had in that time! From my enquiry at the office, to booking online, completing the online assessment then attending the course with Pat it was a great experience. Well done Fluid.read more
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10:42 17 Jul 19
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10:53 15 Jul 19
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