Thursday, 7 March 2013

Fabulous First Aiders

Our inquiry topic in D6 for this term is Safety. So, as a part of our studies, we were visited today  by Gayle from the Red Cross to teach us all about First Aid. We learnt that we must remember 6 letters when we give first aid.

The letters are: D. R. S. A. B. C. and stand for:

Danger  - Check that there isn't anything dangerous around the casualty.
Response - Squeeze the casualty's shoulder - not shake - and shout their name to see if they respond.
Send - Send somebody to get help. Either a grown up or dial 111.
Airway - Make sure that you clear the airway so the casualty can keep breathing.
Breathing - Make sure that your caualty can now breathe, and put them in the recovery position.
Circulation - Protect yourself from any blood, and try to stop any bleeding so that the casualty won't lose any more circulation.

Below are some pictures showing us learning about first aid, demonstrating scenarios that require first aid, and us practicing what we have learnt.

D6 listening very carefully.

Working as a team.

Gayle demonstrating with Dakota how to check for a response.
Writing our answers down. 
Hayley and Zakira practicing calling 111 for an emergency.

Kara reading about airways.

Gayle demonstrating on Allan how to put someone in the recovery position.

Sebastian and Kevin practising first aid on Iain.

We are now proud to call ourselves trained first aiders! Check out our glossary below:

111 - the number to call for help when there is an emergency
airway - the passage between the lungs and your mouth
casualty - the person who is injured or sick
circulation - how the blood moves around the body
recovery position - the position we put an unconscious person in so they can stay safe until an ambulance arrives


  1. Awesome D5 did that too.

  2. WOW!!! how nice First Aiders

  3. thats good now all the year 5 students can be first aiders and remember DRSABC

  4. Ha ha so funny.

    by Hayley

  5. D6 I can see how you worked very well. Do you enjoy learning first aid?

  6. Holy crackers I hope I can do that again.

  7. I all ready did first aid, it was absolutely fun. I really want to know if you guys enjoyed it. Did any of you get a chance to go up and show your whole class which is D5?

  8. Wow! You know your DRSABC and not only do you know what it means you know what to do when someone is unconcious.

  9. you guys looked like you had a lot of fun with gayle the first aid worker. i really like how kevin and sabation did the right thing for the first aid. GREAT WORK !!!!!!!

  10. every class did it and we were so lucky to have a first aid person in our school, now we all are to all the people in the school know how to do first aid.

  11. omg miss farr you must a have some great students we all miss u heaps

  12. I bet you guys are great now. (Hey is one of you guys gonna be a doctor?)