KNOW What To Do – in the first 5 minutes
What you do in the first 5 minutes can make all the difference.
There are over a 1,000 strokes a week in Australia.
It kills more men than prostate cancer and more women than breast cancer
1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.
What is it
A blood clot, or burst blood vessel stops blood flow to a part of the brain.
Without the supply of oxygen, that part of the brain quickly dies.
The body functions affected will depend on which part of the brain is damaged.
• Weakness or paralysis, typically down one side of the body
• Feeling of numbness in the face, arm or leg
• Reduced level of consciousness
• Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
• Dizziness, a ringing in their ears or disturbed vision
• Loss of balance and confusion
KNOW What to do
A stroke is a medical emergency – CALL 000 and tell them ‘STROKE’
Be prepared to follow your DRSABCD
FAST is a quick way to tell if someone is having a stroke.
It stands for Face, Arms, Speech & Time as the infographic below explains.