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

  1. be able to recognise when an adult is choking

  2. know how to clear an adult's airway using back blows and abdominal thrusts.

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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Choking (Adult) poster

Adult Choking lesson plan poster

A handy poster with step by step instructions of what to do if an adult is choking.

Related first aid advice and techniques

Choking adult

When someone is choking, they may be unable to breathe properly. Find out what to look for and what to do.

Choking child

When a child is choking, their airway is partly or completely blocked, meaning that they may be unable to breathe properly. Find out what to do.

Who should I call?

At some point in their life, most people will witness or be involved in an accident or medical emergency. Knowing what to do and when you should call the emergency services can potentially save lives.