Resources - Bleeding introduction

Key Stage 3

For this activity, you will need the biggest teddy bear that you own or another member of the family to take part with you.

Ask your family member to sit in a chair or place your teddy bear on the floor. Pretend they have several cuts on their body that will need bandaging.

Approach them as the first aider and decide what to do.

Your family member or teddy has injuries with cuts on the following parts of the body:

  • Upper right arm
  • Lower left arm with a nail sticking out
  • Upper right leg
  • Lower left leg with a twig sticking out of it

If you are unsure of what to do, refer back to the video, but you should cover the following points.

  1. Put disposable gloves on if you have any
  2. Look at the wound
  3. Put a sterile dressing over the wound and apply pressure.
    If there is an object embedded, do not apply direct pressure, but put pads either side.
  4. Elevate the wound
  5. If the wound carries on bleeding and blood is coming through the bandage, apply a second bandage
  6. If blood goes through the second bandage too, remove both dressings and apply a new one, making sure that pressure is applied accurately to the point of bleeding
  7. If the cut is on the arm support it with a sling
  8. Monitor the casualty and call for an ambulance if needed

Key Stage 2

For this activity, you will need an appropriate size teddy bear or doll. We will refer to teddy or doll as a toy from now on.

Place the toy on the floor and tell your child that their toy has several cuts on him and needs their help. Ask the child to go to check on their toy and provide them with the following information as they check the toy.

The parts of the teddy that have cuts are his:

  • Upper right arm
  • Lower left arm with a nail sticking out
  • Upper right leg
  • Lower left leg with a twig sticking out of it

If you are unsure of what to do, refer back to the video, but you should cover the following points.

  1. Put disposable gloves on if you have any
  2. Look at the wound
  3. Put a sterile dressing over the wound and apply pressure.
    If there is an object embedded, do not apply direct pressure, but put pads either side.
  4. Elevate the wound
  5. Put a bandage over the sterile dressing to help keep it in place
  6. If the wound carries on bleeding and blood is coming through the bandage, apply a second bandage
  7. If blood goes through the second bandage too, remove both dressings and apply a new one, making sure that pressure is applied accurately to the point of bleeding
  8. If the cut is on the arm support it with a sling
  9. Monitor the patient and call for an ambulance if needed

Key Stage 1