Suspect Stroke, Minutes Matter!!
Help us save lives of the ones we love by raising awareness about stroke and sharing this video.
Stroke is a medical emergency. Click the video link below.
This video highlights a patient and family member’s stroke journey while simultaneously demonstrating the delays while self-transporting (split screen left) and the benefits of time savings when accessing EMS (split screen right) to the emergency department.
Northwestern Ontario residents drive to the hospital instead of accessing emergency medical services (EMS) when suspecting stroke. The importance of accessing EMS in stroke care is imperative in our Northwestern Ontario region due to the vast geography.
Do not delay access to stroke care. Recognize FAST:
Face-Is it drooping?
Arms-Can you raise both?
Speech-Is it slurred or jumbled? And
Time, to call 911 or your local emergency number.
To learn more about stroke: www.nwostroke.ca