Resources - First Aid Equipment

Key Stage 3

Activity 1

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

  • What is the item?
  • How could the item be used in first aid?

When you have finished the question on each image, you can move through to the next image by clicking the next arrow.

Activity 2

Do you have a first aid kit in the house? Do you know what is in it? Are things in date?

If you do have first aid kit, take a look at what is inside and consider what you would use them for. Also, check if things are still in date.

Activity 3

Take a look around the house and think what every day objects you could use in a first emergency.

  1. Ambulance Dressing - Bandage
    • Controlling a bleed
  2. Cloth
    • Controlling a bleed
    • Cooled with cold water as cold compress
    • Wrap around ice before applying
    • Padding around injured upper limb
    • Clean down very muddy casualty
    • Clean down surfaces after treatment
  3. Pocket mask
    • Hygiene protection when giving mouth to mouth
  4. Handgel
    • Clean bear hands of bacteria before and after treating casualty
  5. Plasters
    • Covering small cuts
    • Covering soars on feet
  6. Plastic cup
    • Provides sips of water to casualty
    • Hold ice to apply cold compress (wrapped in cloth before applying
    • Cover an embeded object
  7. Belt
    • Sling
    • To strap legs together for example with broken legs
  8. Plastic bag
    • Cover a burnt hand
    • Cover a sucking chest wound
    • Hold ice as a cold compress (Wrap in cloth before applying)
    • Improvised cup for sips of water
    • Improvised glove
  9. Jacket
    • Cover a casualty to keep them warm
    • Padding between legs when treating for example a fracture
    • Support under legs when treating for example a fracture
    • Padding under the head when casualty is lying down
  10. Triangular bandage
    • Sling
    • Folded into bandage to control a bleed
    • Covering for a burn
    • Cooled in water as a cold compress
    • Wrapped around ice before applying to casualty's skin
    • Strapping legs together for example with fractures
    • Improvised cloth to wipe down very muddy casualty
    • Improvised cloth to wipe down surfaces after treatment
  11. Tie
    • Bandage to stop bleeding
    • Sling
    • To strap legs together for example with broken legs
  12. Tuff Cut Scissors
    • Cutting through clothing to expose wound
    • Cutting through metal required for treatment, for example necklace, braclet, sports protective clothing, underwire bra
    • Cutting roles of plaster to size
  13. Gloves
    • For hand hygiene when treating casualties
    • Making hand puppet faces while treating children to keep them entertained
  14. Frozen peas
    • Cold compress (wrapped in cloth before applying to skin

Key Stage 2

Activity 1

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

  • What is the item?
  • How could the item be used in first aid?

When you have finished the question on each image, you can move through to the next image by clicking the next arrow.

Activity 2

Do you have a first aid kit in the house? If you do, show your child where the first aid kit is and what is inside. Use it as an opportunity to discuss what you could use the items for.

Activity 3

Ask your child to find everyday items around the house which you could use to treat an injury in a first aid emergency.

  1. Ambulance Dressing - Bandage
    • Controlling a bleed
  2. Cloth
    • Controlling a bleed
    • Cooled with cold water as cold compress
    • Wrap around ice before applying
    • Padding around injured upper limb
    • Clean down very muddy casualty
    • Clean down surfaces after treatment
  3. Pocket mask
    • Hygiene protection when giving mouth to mouth
  4. Handgel
    • Clean bear hands of bacteria before and after treating casualty
  5. Plasters
    • Covering small cuts
    • Covering soars on feet
  6. Plastic cup
    • Provides sips of water to casualty
    • Hold ice to apply cold compress (wrapped in cloth before applying
    • Cover an embeded object
  7. Belt
    • Sling
    • To strap legs together for example with broken legs
  8. Plastic bag
    • Cover a burnt hand
    • Cover a sucking chest wound
    • Hold ice as a cold compress (Wrap in cloth before applying)
    • Improvised cup for sips of water
    • Improvised glove
  9. Jacket
    • Cover a casualty to keep them warm
    • Padding between legs when treating for example a fracture
    • Support under legs when treating for example a fracture
    • Padding under the head when casualty is lying down
  10. Triangular bandage
    • Sling
    • Folded into bandage to control a bleed
    • Covering for a burn
    • Cooled in water as a cold compress
    • Wrapped around ice before applying to casualty's skin
    • Strapping legs together for example with fractures
    • Improvised cloth to wipe down very muddy casualty
    • Improvised cloth to wipe down surfaces after treatment
  11. Tie
    • Bandage to stop bleeding
    • Sling
    • To strap legs together for example with broken legs
  12. Tuff Cut Scissors
    • Cutting through clothing to expose wound
    • Cutting through metal required for treatment, for example necklace, braclet, sports protective clothing, underwire bra
    • Cutting roles of plaster to size
  13. Gloves
    • For hand hygiene when treating casualties
    • Making hand puppet faces while treating children to keep them entertained
  14. Frozen peas
    • Cold compress (wrapped in cloth before applying to skin

Key Stage 1

Activity 1

Play the video to your child and ask them to remember the items.

When the video is complete, ask them to list the items and see how many they can remember.

Once they have listed the items, see if they know what they could be used for in terms of first aid.

Activity 2

Do you have a first aid kit in the house? If so take a look at it with your child.

Take a look around the house to see what items you could find and use for first aid.