….. but all essentially have the same message. F.A.S.T. stands for
FACE Is their face drooping on one side? Can the person smile?
ARM Is one arm weak? Can the person raise both arms?
SPEECH Is their speech jumbled or slurred? Can the person speak at all?
TAKE ACTION Call 111 straight away, DO NOT DELAY.
Stroke Association NZ recommend “If any of the signs of stroke are recognised, don’t wait, call 111 straight away. Don’t call your doctor, or drive yourself – get help immediately. Ambulance staff want to hear from you if you recognise the F.A.S.T. signs – call 111 and tell them it’s a stroke.
Tomorrow we will look at a real life situation from yesterday.
For more information, help and advice, check out and support the Stroke Association NZ click the image below.
Still available is our FREE Choking poster click on the image to go to the download site.
Check out the current guidelines below for changes in delivering CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat.
Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.