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The Warning Signs of Stroke
Getting quick treatment for stroke is critically important to prevent death and disability from this life-threatening condition. HELP educators will teach participants to recognize the warning signs of stroke and what to do by utilizing the Act F.A.S.T. concept.
Stroke education and prevention training and awareness materials will be provided throughout the service area. These include 11 x 17" posters for local businesses, hospital and clinics and information cards, brochures, book marks and memo boards to be distributed at community events and health fairs.
Participants will learn about the different kinds of stroke, how gender and ethnicity increase risk, and the hard data about stroke deaths in Arkansas, especially in the Delta region.
Raising awareness of AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support) is a vital part of the program. For stroke patients in rural area hospitals without the support of an on-site neurologist, AR SAVES helps ensure their timely treatment by linking their emergency room doctors to specially trained vascular neurologists via live, two-way video, available 24/7. This stroke management system increases access for rural residents and their chances of survival. All ARHP hospitals participate in the AR SAVES program.
The Risk Factors
From age and high blood pressure to an unhealthy diet and family history, the program will outline all the risk factors of stroke and teach participants how to reduce the risk through simple lifestyle changes.