Will you know if it's a stroke?
Remember BE FAST:
Balance: Is the person experiencing a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
Eyes: Is the person having a sudden change in vision or trouble seeing?
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Will you know where to go?
UAMS Medical Center has become the first and only healthcare provider in Arkansas to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
According to The Joint Commission, the certification is the most demanding accreditation and is designed for those hospitals that have the specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. It also means certified hospitals can provide endovascular procedures and post-procedural care and have an Emergency Department with a dedicated stroke-focused program.