Baptist Memorial Hospitals Honor National Stroke Awareness Month

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle observed National Stroke Awareness Month in May with fun and educational activities. Baptist has also recently adopted the B.E. F.A.S.T.  acronym as an aid in remembering how to quickly recognize a stroke – balance affected, eyes/vision problems, face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulties, time to call 911.

Members of the stroke team at Baptist Memphis, including stroke nurse practitioners, dressed up as blood clots and traveled to each department giving out coffee and breakfast treats with a side of stroke education.

To educate team members and visitors about stroke throughout May, Baptist Golden Triangle Stroke Program Coordinator Jackie Norris, RN, added an educational display outside the hospital’s main cafeteria to show risk factors, symptoms of stroke and what to do if you or someone else is suffering from a stroke.