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

  1. be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of a minor and severe head injury, and give initial first aid treatment

  2. be able to recognise and give initial first aid treatment to someone with a skull fracture.

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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