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Asthma resources and lesson plans

This module aims to help students identify and deal with an asthma attack. The first aid lesson examines the range of possible asthma attack symptoms to look out for.

Lesson overview – asthma attacks

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to recognise an asthma attack and know how to respond appropriately. They will learn how to reassure the casualty and help them use their inhaler.

The lesson plan includes suggested activities to help students learn about asthma and what to do in the event of an asthma attack.

Looking for Key Stage first aid lesson plans and resources?

We have created a range of first aid lesson plans and teaching resources for Key Stage 2, Key stage 3, and Key Stage 4. Our teaching pathways cover the new first aid requirements for health education.

View our Key Stage first aid teaching resources.


Pupil practising a head bandage.

More Information

Get more information on asthma attacks and watch our video in the first aid section of our website.

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