Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


Scenario outcome 4

4. Call 999

N.H.S. ambulance

Well done! Stroke is a medical emergency.

Think FAST

Face Can the person smile? Is the mouth or eye drooping at one side?

Arms Can the person lift both arms? Is one arm weaker?

Speech Is their speech slurred or muddled?

Time to call 999

The paramedics recognise the symptoms of a stroke and rush you to hospital – “time is brain”.

Page last reviewed: 15 Jan 2020