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

  1. understand what the spine is for

  2. understand what might cause a spinal injury

  3. know the first aid steps to help someone with a spinal injury who may be responsive or unresponsive.

Teaching resources

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Related first aid advice and techniques

Spinal injury

There are a variety of possible causes for a spinal injury. The greatest risk is damage to the spinal cord. Find out what to do and what to look for.

Broken bones and fractures

A break or crack in a bone is called a fracture. Find out what to look for and what to do.

Strains and sprains

Injuries to the soft structure around the bones and joints are commonly called strains and sprains. They are often associated with sports activities.