Lesson Plan

Principles of First Aid and Medical Emergencies

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Here is a great resource to guide your instruction on identifying medical emergencies and administering first aid when necessary. Topics covered include assessing the scene of an emergency, calling EMS, and addressing a range of medical conditions from choking and allergic reactions to strokes and heart attacks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • As you progress through the lesson, have the materials ready for actually demonstrating appropriate first aid
  • Consider beginning by asking class members if they have experienced any of the types of medical emergencies that you will cover in the lesson 
  • Print out the outline of your lecture for students to use as guided notes
Classroom Considerations
  • While this tool is an excellent supplement and will be very useful in a secondary health class, it should not serve to replace the instruction of a certified first aid instructor
  • Includes eight scenarios for practicing assessment steps and administering first aid
  • Very detailed and organized instructional guidelines
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