Who is this lesson for?

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 4. The topic of bleeding and shock is explored in greater depth than in Key Stage 2 and 3.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include:

  • KS4 Bleeding and Shock Lesson Plan (doc) - 161 KB
  • KS4 Bleeding and Shock Presentation (ppt) - 15.6 MB
  • KS4 A36 Create Circulatory System (doc) - 1.95 MB
  • KS4 A43 Types of Wounds (doc) - 455 KB
  • KS4 A44 Maths Blood Content (doc) - 62 KB
  • KS4 A5 Making Blood (doc) - 382 KB
  • KS4 Your Turn Bleeding and Shock (ppt) - 491 KB

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

  1. ensure the safety of themselves and others
  2. provide first aid and reassure a casualty who has an injury and is bleeding
  3. seek medical help if required.

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