This lesson is aimed at students who are already familiar with the primary survey. The teaching resources include a lesson plan and three posters. By the end of the lesson, your students will:

  1. know how to conduct a primary survey of an unresponsive and not breathing child and baby

  2. know the different techniques used to resuscitate a child and baby.

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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Resuscitation (CPR - Baby) poster

Baby CPR poster

Step by step instructions for performing CPR when a baby is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

Resuscitation (CPR - Child) poster

Child CPR poster

Step by step instructions for performing CPR when a child is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

Baby recovery position poster

Baby Recovery Position poster

Guide on how to hold a baby in the recovery position.

Related first aid advice and techniques

How to do CPR on a baby (under one year old)

If a baby is not responding to you and not breathing normally, you will need to call 999 or 112 for emergency help and start CPR straight away. Learn what to do.

How to do CPR on a child

If a child is unresponsive and not breathing normally you will need to call 999 or 112 for emergency help and perform child CPR straight away. Learn what to do.

How to do CPR on an adult

If an adult is unresponsive and not breathing normally, you need to call 999 or 112 for emergency help and start CPR straight away. Learn what to do.