Resources - Initial Assessment

Key Stage 3

Take a look at the images below and consider the following:

  • are there any dangers and how would you deal with them?
  • what do you think might be wrong?
  • how responsive do they think the casualty is?

Lady at sink with cut to arm from knife

Man laying on ground below scaffholding

Lady holding neck while sitting in car

Man laying on ground with injured leg trapped in ladder

  1. Yes, the knife. It should be removed to safe place before starting treatment.
    A cut to the wrist.
    They look Alert.
  2. Need to be aware of the scaffholding and ensure no-one else goes up while you work below it.
    There could be a spinal injury, a head injury, broken bones, internal bleeding or they may just collapsed by the scaffholding.
    They
    appear unresponsive.
  3. Yes, there is a risk of other traffic. You also need to check if the handbrake has been put on and the engine turned off. If this is car accident, you need to be careful the airbag does not deploy late.
    It looks like
    there is a neck injury. They may have a head injury.
    They appear alert or responding to voice.
  4. You need to ensure the ladder is safe when working around it.
    They appear to have cut or broken their leg. They may have pain in the stomach or could have hit their head on landing.
    They do not look totaly unresponsive,
    so could be responding to voice or alert.

Key Stage 2

You can have a discussion with your children about their approach to the casualty. Ask them to consider:

  • are there any dangers and how would they deal with them?
  • what do they think might be wrong?
  • how responsive do they think the casualty is?

Lady at sink with cut to arm from knife

Man laying on ground below scaffholding

Lady holding neck while sitting in car

Man laying on ground with injured leg trapped in ladder

  1. Yes, the knife. It should be removed to safe place before starting treatment.
    A cut to the wrist.
    They look Alert.
  2. Need to be aware of the scaffholding and ensure no-one else goes up while you work below it.
    There could be a spinal injury, a head injury, broken bones, internal bleeding or they may just collapsed by the scaffholding.
    They
    appear unresponsive.
  3. Yes, there is a risk of other traffic. You also need to check if the handbrake has been put on and the engine turned off. If this is car accident, you need to be careful the airbag does not deploy late.
    It looks like
    there is a neck injury. They may have a head injury.
    They appear alert or responding to voice.
  4. You need to ensure the ladder is safe when working around it.
    They appear to have cut or broken their leg. They may have pain in the stomach or could have hit their head on landing.
    They do not look totaly unresponsive,so
    could be responding to voice or alert.

Key Stage 1

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