B.U.S.Y. – RTH Stroke Foundation

If you are in the presence of someone who is exhibiting symptoms of stroke, use the B.U.S.Y. method to do a layperson’s diagnosis.

B = Body. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

U = Uneven. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

S = Speech. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, such as, “Most grass is green.” Does the speech sound slurred or strange?

Y = Yes?. If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to call 9-1-1 — immediately. Every second counts in dealing with Stroke.