Public Health Campaign of the Month: ‘Save a Minute’ Stroke PSA
May 13, 2014, 2:22 PM
May is stroke awareness month and a new infographic from the American Stroke Association wants everyone to know minutes count when a stroke hits. The campaign uses research published by the Association this year in the campaign infographic to let people know that for each minute shaved off stroke response in a hospital, patients get back days of healthy living.
The infographic includes the FAST warning signs and symptoms for stroke:
- Face drooping
- Arm weakness
- Speech difficulty
- Time to call 911
>>Bonus Content: The American Stroke Association has a site full of patient education resources on stroke awareness and prevention, including a very effective PSA on body language to help teach the FAST warning signs of stroke. The association also previously created another infographic on the FAST warning signs.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.