• first aid
     
    Accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers today.  It is important that each young person understand not only the risks involved in his/her actions, but the basic techniques of first aid training to be used in case an accident should occur. This unit is intended to give students an understanding of first aid practices and to make them aware of methods of accident prevention so that they may lead safer lives.

    Essential Questions:

    What is your role in helping a person near you who is experiencing a medical emergency?

    Are teens more or less susceptible to accidents than young children or adults?

    What are the most important First Aid/safety tips teens should learn?

     

    Essential Vocabulary:

    Consciousness, Fainting, Heart Attack,Cardiac Arrest, Seizure, Assessment, Sign/Symptom, Universal Sign for Choking, Abdominal Thrust, Chest Compressions, Defibrillator (AED), Abrasion, Puncture, Laceration, Incision, Heat Exhaustion, Dehydration, Heat Cramps, Sprain, Strain, Fracture, Dislocation, Degrees of Burns, Chemical/Electrical Burns, Poison, Venom, Anti-venom