Stay Stroke Smart

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Staying Stroke Smart requires continual reinforcement of information about strokes. Use the free downloadable handouts and posters below to keep this information close and share with others. Knowledge has a shelf life and fades over time. By placing a memory aid where you will regularly see it, you enhance the possibility that you will Stay Stroke Smart, recognizing the signs of a stroke and remembering to call 911 when you spot a stroke.

Recognizing Stroke Warning Signs through FAST

Quickly recognize the signs of a stroke with FAST:

Face (Facial drooping)
Arms (Arm numbness and/or weakness)
Speech (Difficulties speaking and/or understanding; slurred speech)
TIME (Call 9-1-1 immediately)

Flyers with the FAST steps may be downloaded in various languages such as:

FAST Cards may also be downloaded in languages such as:

*Each flyer and card has an English-language version on the back

Be Stroke Smart Posters

Be Stroke Smart posters and cards (which can be made into magnets) are available in English and Spanish.

The Stroke Smart Cards are good for portable reminders and to hand out. They can conveniently be placed on fridges, bulletin boards, and bathroom mirrors. Remember, the keys to staying Stroke Smart are Retention, Repetition and Access.

Other Free Materials

These organizations offer stroke resources and materials to order and/or download as well:


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