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CNA Safety and Emergency Procedures 2

Which sudden sign can indicate a stroke?

Strokes can happen quickly. The sooner they are recognized and treated, the better the outcome for the patient. Remember "F.A.S.T." to get help: F=Face drooping. Does one side of the person's face droop? Is their smile uneven? A=Arm weakness. Ask them to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S=Speech. Is their speech slurred or hard to understand? Tell them to say, "The sky is blue." Can they do it? T=Time to call 911. If the person has any of these signs, call 911 immediately, even if the signs go away. Note the time so you can tell the doctor what time the symptoms started.

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