Lakeside Women's Hospital

Health Care Designed Exclusively for Women

Recognizing a Stroke

Since 2006, we have used the acronym F-A-S-T (F=Facial Droop; A=Arm weakness or drift; S=Slurred Speech; T=Time to call 911) as a simple tool to teach children the most common warning signs and symptoms of a stroke, and to call 911 instantly if they even have a suspicion that a possible stroke has occurred.

We know that children have many different learning styles, and because of this, we incorporate many teaching techniques that help meet the criteria.  Each lesson teaches students through repetition, hands-on experience, the use of visual and auditory aids, song, and reading.  As a result, we know that each child, no matter how they learn, will take away the same message as the rest of their classmates.  Many Stroke Heroes are born, each holding the ability to save lives, and reduce disability, while at the same time, teaching others to do the same.



Lakeside Women's Hospital is partially owned by physicians. These include: Susan Chambers, Whitney Driver, Valerie Engelbrecht, D. Nelson Fong, Margaret Hall, Laura Mackie,
Jennifer Nelson, Dana Stone, Lisa Wasemiller-Smith, and William Miller.

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A Member of the INTEGRIS Network
11200 N. Portland
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120
Phone: 405-936-1500
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