Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented by reducing your stroke risk through life style changes and with necessary medication. The Goal of this teaching plan is to provide you with information that can save your life. The information provided is going to help you know what stroke risk you may have and how to change it in order to prevent a stroke. Also, how to recognize if someone is having a stroke and what to do if some is having a stroke.
-FAST: Recognizing Stroke Symptoms
– F : Stands for face: Ask the person to smile. Is the person face numb, tingling, symmetrical, does the person have a facial droop.
-A: Stands for Arms: Ask the person to raise their arms. Is the persons arm weak, is the person able to move their arms equally. Does the person feel numbness or tingling in either arms.
-S: Stands for speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the person’s speech clear. Is the person able to speak.
-T: Stands for Time: TIME is Crucial: CALL 911 if the person has any of theses symptoms.
– Prevention Outline- ex. Taking medication, Exercising
-Treatment: List of treatments for a patient that have stroke symptoms.
– Why fast treatment is so important.