The lesson plan includes suggested activities and time limits for each one. By the end of the lesson, your students will:

  1. be able to recognise the different symptoms for an animal bite or sting

  2. know the appropriate treatment and when to call an ambulance.

Who can deliver this first aid lesson?

The lesson plans can be delivered by teachers, higher-level teaching assistants, school nurses and youth leaders who have a current first aid qualification. The first aid qualification must cover the topic you are teaching.

All the information from the resources can be found in the current edition of the First Aid Manual.

Teaching resources

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