The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. They are the voice of stroke in Australia and work to:
-Raise awareness of the risk factors, signs of stroke and promote healthy lifestyles.
-Improve treatment for stroke to save lives and reduce disability.
-Improve life after stroke for survivors.
-Encourage and facilitate stroke research.
-Advocate for initiatives to prevent, treat and beat stroke.
-Raise funds from the community, corporate sector and government to continue our mission.
The Stroke Foundation is aiming to ensure Australian households know the signs of stroke and to to call 000 when they see the first signs of stroke symptoms.
F.A.S.T: SIGNS OF STROKE
*FACE- Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
*ARMS- Can they lift both arms?
*SPEECH– Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
*TIME– Time is critical. If you see any of these symptoms act FAST and call 000
Paramedics, nurses and doctors can only help if the FAST response is implemented at the first sign of stroke.
TIME IS CRITICAL IN TREATING STROKE
STROKE IS ALWAYS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.