Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.


Listed in: Stroke  
Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English / Spanish

Cost:

Free

Tool that teaches how to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke, and how to react.

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Languages

English / Spanish

Countries of use

Any in which the user can speak English, though the app's list of hospitals and its link to the 911 emergency phone number are USA-specific only.

Cost

Free

Developer

Ad Council; and Grey New York
(Based in United States)
http://www.adcouncil.org/Our-Work/Current-Work/Health/Stroke-Awareness2 and http://grey.com/us ; Support email:

Funder

Medical device company Covidien, Ireland; Grey New York [pro bono], USA

Medical Adviser

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, USA

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Information Information

Summary

Tool that teaches how to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke, and how to react by phoning quickly for the emergency services (which can be done directly from the app). Contains an instructional video, and a list of American hospitals.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: ‘Go Red for Women’, American Heart Association (AHA), USA
Review:

“Stroke is not only the No. 4 cause of death in the United States, it’s also a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. That's why it’s important to take action immediately. Research conducted by The American Stroke Association shows that patients who take a clot-busting drug, or thrombolytic, within three hours of their first stroke symptom can reduce long-term disability from ischemic stroke – the most common type, accounting for about 87% of all cases. When you know the signs of stroke, the life you save could be your own or someone else's. Learn to spot the signs of stroke, or spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) with the help of our mobile app for iphone/ipad. Your life is in your hands."


Source: http://bit.ly/1hgCCXW
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1hgCDuY
Reviewer: American Stroke Association (ASA), a division of the American Heart Association (AHA), USA
Review: “In addition to checking for stroke signs and symptoms, the mobile app includes helpful resources at your fingertips, including an instructional video. You can also find hospitals near you, recognised in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association healthcare quality-improvement programmes.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1hgDU5a
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1hgDVGi
Reviewer: Aphasia Hope Foundation, USA
Review: "F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs and symptoms of a stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know quickly that you need to call 9-1-1 for help. This is important because the sooner a stroke victim gets to the hospital, the sooner they’ll get treatment. And that can make a remarkable difference in their recovery. The F.A.S.T. Mobile App can help you identify the signs of a stroke F.A.S.T."
Source: http://bit.ly/1IYzbPL
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/GWVey6

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