Award: CAMPAIGN AWARDS \ C29. Public Education

In Taiwan, someone has a stroke every 17 minutes, and stroke kills more than 10,000 people every year. However, clinical research discovered that stroke patients did not receive timely treatment mostly because they or people around them were unable to immediately identify the symptoms. To help the public learn about the signs of stroke, Taiwan already used the international acronym, “F.A.S.T.” (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) But Taiwan is a Chinese speaking country instead of using English, the English acronym is difficult for the public to learn and put it into practice. So we want to enhance public recognition of stroke symptoms by creating a catchy and easy-to-remember new acronym to replace F.A.S.T. for stroke identification SOP.