Preventing and Responding to Emergencies
Length: 9 weeks
Includes: Printable lessons
Age/Grade: 5th – 6th Grades
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How to Use This Course
The Preventing and Responding to Emergencies course helps introduce upper elementary students to ways they can prevent, identify, and treat a variety of emergencies. This course should be studied with parents, and it is not intended to give medical advice or work as a substitute for formal emergency training.
Do your students know how to respond if they see someone drowning? How can they recognize a potentially dangerous situation with a stranger, and what should they do if they are in an uncomfortable situation with a stranger? What if someone they are with is bitten by a snake or has a reaction to an insect or spider bite? How can they prevent hypothermia, and how can they know if someone has it?
These are a few of the questions explored by this basic introduction to emergency safety. The course also looks at frostbite, hyperthermia, heat exhaustion, burns, poison, electrical shock, cuts and scrapes, broken bones, sprains, and how to assemble a first aid kit. Emergencies arise without warning, so it is critical to be prepared ahead of time. They can also arise in regular, everyday situations. Being familiar with potential hazards and learning how to identify and avoid them is the first step toward staying safe. As noted above, this course is designed for upper elementary students and should be studied with parents. It is not intended to give medical advice or work as a substitute for formal emergency training.
- Lesson One: First Aid—Hypothermia and Frostbite
- Lesson Two: First Aid—Hyperthermia, Heat Exhaustion, and Burns
- Lesson Three: First Aid Kits
- Lesson Four: Drowning
- Lesson Five: Poisoning and Electrical Shock
- Lesson Six: Cuts and Scrapes
- Lesson Seven: Snake Bites, Insect Bites, and Spider Bites
- Lesson Eight: Broken Bones and Sprains
- Lesson Nine: Stranger Safety
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