The brain and spinal cord make up the central
nervous system controlling our muscles, for example breathing
and sensation. Nerves cannot repair themselves and damage can
result in paralysis.
This first aid lesson plan shows students what to look out for
if they think someone has had a spinal injury, and how to avoid
making it worse. It also teaches students what they need to do both
in situations where the casualty is responsive and
By the end of the lesson, students will understand:
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you get first aid into your school
Get more information about what
you need to do if someone has a spinal injury in our first aid
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