Pre-alerting patients with suspected STROKE
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Pre-alerting patients with suspected STROKE. FAST TEST Facial weakness: Can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped? Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms? Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say? Time to call 999

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Pre alerting patients with suspected stroke

Pre-alerting patients with suspected STROKE

FAST TEST

Facial weakness:

  • Can the person smile?

  • Has their mouth or eye drooped?

    Arm weakness:

  • Can the person raise both arms?

    Speech problems:

  • Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?

    Time to call 999

    Pre-alert Emergency Department saying

    ‘FAST POSITIVE STROKE PATIENT’

The following must be present:

  • Positive FAST test.

  • Onset within last two hours.

  • Age 18-80 years.

  • Conscious or easily rousable.

  • No seizures/fits.

  • Blood sugar more than 3 mmol/l.

  • Not on warfarin.

    ***BRING A WITNESS IF POSSIBLE***

NB: Document FAST test on PRF


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