Who is this lesson for? 

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 2.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include a lesson plan, a presentation, a video, worksheets, and suggested activities.

By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  1. identify and manage a casualty who is having difficulty breathing due to asthma

  2. ensure the safety of themselves and others

  3. assess a casualty's condition calmly

  4. comfort and reassure the casualty who is having an asthma attack

  5. see medical help if required.

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