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Coping in an emergency - resources and lesson plans

When dealing with a first aid emergency, it’s important to assess the situation quickly and systematically in order to manage the incident with minimal risk to yourself and others.

Lesson overview – coping in an emergency

This first aid lesson teaches students how to assess and manage an incident, and create an action plan for first aid steps.

The lesson plan and presentation feature role play scenarios encouraging students to identify potential dangers in an emergency situation and create an action plan accordingly.

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We have created a range of first aid lesson plans and teaching resources for Key Stage 2, Key stage 3, and Key Stage 4. Our teaching pathways cover the new first aid requirements for health education.

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Pupil practising a head bandage.

More information

For more information about coping in an emergency, read our first aid advice for advice on:

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