Resources - Bleeding

Key Stage 3

Activity 1

You will need items to carryout bandaging for this activity. You can either work with a family member or practise on a teddy bear.

Below are injuries a casualty has sustained which you need to apply a dressing to control the bleed.

Once you have treated an injury, click the arrow to move on to the next injury.

Remember to consider would they be suffering shock and apply the necessary treatment.

Consider whether they would need any further treatment and whether you would need to take them to the hospital or call an ambulance.

Activity 2

Consider the injuries below and discuss how you would treat the injury.

  1. How would you treat a casualty who had been crushed by cupboard that had fallen on them?
  2. How would you treat a casualty who had slipped climbing over railings and has impaled themselves on the railing under the shoulder?
    • Find out how long they have been crushed for.

    • If it has been less than 15 minutes, the cupboard can be removed from them. But only lift the cupboard off it is safe for you to lift.
      Check them for injuries and decide if they need to go to hospital.
    • If they have been there more than 15 minutues or you do not know how long, leave them where they are. Make sure manage their airway and provide reassurance.
      Call for an ambulance and inform the emergency service
      that you have crushed person by cupboard, as you will probably need the firebirgade to help move the item.
    • Do not remove them, as you do not know what damage you could cause and it could be acting as a plug to the bleeding.
    • Support them in the position found.
    • Call for an ambulance and inform the emergency services that you have someone impaled, as you will also need the firebrigade to cut the railing.
    • Treat the embeded object to reduce bleeding in the position found.

Key Stage 2

You will need items to carryout bandaging for this activity.

Below are injuries a casualty has sustained which you can ask your child to treat.

Once they have treated an injury, click the arrow to move on to the next injury.

Remember they should consider if they would be suffering from shock and they should apply the necessary treatment.

Ask them whether they think the injury needs to go to the hospital?

Key Stage 1