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Bites and stings - resources and lesson plans

This first aid teaching module shows students how to recognise when someone has been bitten or stung by an insect, and what you need to do in this situation.

Lesson overview – bites and stings

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to recognise the different symptoms which you might expect to see if someone has received a bite or sting, and know the appropriate treatment.

The lesson plan includes suggested activities and time limits for each one.


Lesson plan

bites and stings 


bites and stings presentation

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Get more information on what to do about insect stings in the first aid section of our website.

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