First Aid Tip - Strokes
A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. Strokes are the third most common cause of death in the UK.
Use the FAST (Face - Arm - Speech - Time) guide if you suspect a casualty has had a stroke:
F - facial weakness - the casualty is unable to smile evenly and the mouth or eye may be droopy.
A - Arm weakness - the casualty is only able to raise one of their arms.
S - Speech problems - the casualty is unable to speak clearly.
T - Time to call 999/112 for emergency help if you suspect that the casualty has had a stroke.