Faster Treatment through Early Recognition (FASTER)

Dr. Elizabeth Malcolm, Co- Principal Investigator with Steve Asch

Genentech has funded Stanford’s Evaluation Sciences Unit to develop a novel intervention to address patient delay in calling 911 when experiencing stroke symptoms. This novel intervention is called Faster Treatment through Early Recognition (FASTER)

Project Team

The FASTER project team includes Elizabeth Malcolm (PI) and Nadia Safaeinili, MPH (Project Manager). Additional Stanford collaborators include Ilana Spokoyny MD, Geoff Cohen PhD, Omid Fotuhi PhD, and Prasha Govindarajan MD.

Project Summary

The purpose of this randomized-controlled study is to design and test the feasibility of an educational intervention to activate people at high risk of stroke to call 911 faster when experiencing stroke-like symptoms.