Why is first aid important?

Do you think that everyone should learn first aid? Would you feel confident to help somebody in an emergency? Would you want someone to help you?

Where would you place yourself on the line?

Read the sentences on the next slides. Think about how much you agree or disagree with them.

“I would know how to help someone in a first aid emergency.”

Do you agree or disagree? Where would you place yourself on the line?

“It’s important to know first aid.”

Do you agree or disagree? Where would you place yourself on the line?

“People should always get the help they need in a first aid emergency.”

Do you agree or disagree? Where would you place yourself on the line?

“You should always make sure you are safe before helping others.”

Do you agree or disagree? Where would you place yourself on the line?

Giving first aid

On a piece of paper, draw an outline of a person like this one

Step 1. Inside your outline of a person, write in coloured pen or pencil the types of injuries or illnesses that can happen.

For example, a bump on the head or an asthma attack.

Step 2. Using a different coloured pen or pencil, draw a line from the injury or illness to the outside of the person and write or draw what first aid could be used to help them.

For example, putting something cold on a bump to the head. If you are not sure, click on the first aid skills below to find out how to help.

Step 3. Using a different colour, write or draw around the outer edge of the paper what you could say or do to help the person feel better.

For example, you could say “Take slow breaths.”