BE FAST Method
Use the BE FAST method to determine if you or someone you know is having a stroke and needs to be brought to the emergency room immediately.
- Loss of balance
- Trouble with coordination
- Unexplained fall
Find out if the person experienced a sudden loss of balance or coordination, unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall.
- Sudden dimness
- Blurred vision
- Loss of eyesight
Ask if the person can see normally or if they are having issues suddenly seeing out of one eye.
- Sudden numbness/tingling
- Facial weakness
Ask the person to smile, and check for a crooked smile.
- Sudden weakness
Ask the person to hold both arms out, close their eyes and check for drifting of one arm.
- Sudden slurred speech
- Garbled speech
- Inability to speak
Ask the person to repeat a sentence and listen for changes in speech or inability to follow this command.
Time lost is brain lost. Call 9-1-1 immediately, and get to the Tallahassee Memorial Emergency Center. Stroke is a medical emergency!
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