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Stroke Network

Working to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for NSW stroke patients by better co-ordinating stroke services and providing a forum to share resources and promote expertise.

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Stroke symptoms - "Think…F.A.S.T."

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T.

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T. Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions: Face - Check the person’s face. Has their mouth drooped? Arms - Can the person lift both arms? Speech - Is the person’s speech slurred? Do they understand you? Time - Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away. The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. More Information on Stroke as An Emergency.

Priorities

ACI Stroke Network Working GroupsACI Stroke Network Education Program

Projects Heading

Stroke Reperfusion Program & ProjectsStroke Quality Improvement Program & Projects

Achievements

  • Collaborative education sessions with ACI Cardiac and Endocrine Networks for rural, remote and regional clinicians on diabetes, cardiac and stroke (DICAST) issues, including sessions for rural general practitioners with specialists.
  • Establishment of 35 stroke services (acute stroke units and stroke services) in NSW public hospitals since 2003.
  • Audits of more than 5,000 cases have demonstrated improvement in patient outcomes resulting from the specialist stroke units.
  • Rural education workshops to increase awareness of stroke issues among allied health, ambulance and nursing staff from rural inpatient, outpatient and community services.
  • Rural education evenings for general practitioners and hospital medical staff.
  • Participation in the Australian Stroke Coalition’s workforce, training and professional development, response to acute events and access to stroke units and rehabilitation working parties.

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Stroke Network

Contact

Kate Jackson
Stroke Network Manager

Stroke is an emergency

If you think you are having a stroke call 000