Sunday Morning Magazine

6-25-17: Kim Kelley, WA DOH, Stroke response: FAST

Kim Kelley is the Program Coordinator of the WA Coverdell Acute Stroke Program, part of Washington State Department of Health. A stroke is a ‘brain attack’, and along with heart disease ranks at the top of health issues that kill the most people. Awareness and fast response SAVES lives. FAST indicates what we need to do: F: face drooping? A: arm weakness? S: any speech difficulty? T: time to call 911. Don’t hesitate to call 911 as treatment begins immediately with the Aid medical team.