The teaching resources include a lesson plan with suggested timed activities, a presentation, and a poster. By the end of the lesson, your students will:

  1. be able to recognise a burn or scald

  2. know how to treat burns and scalds

  3.  be aware of the various hazards that can cause a burn or scald. 

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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Burns and scalds poster

Burns and Scalds poster

A handy poster which guides you on how to treat a burn or scald.

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