Role plays

Interactive role plays get learners up and moving. They  help learners understand the key action and steps they can take to help others during real-life first aid scenarios.

With one role play per skill, learners have the opportunity to examine first aid situations from three different angles; casualties, helpers or bystanders.

Props
To help put the role play in context, each script suggests staging and prop ideas, including everyday items that can be used in first aid emergencies, such as:

  • tea towels
  • t-shirts
  • shopping bags
  • large pan
  • cling film
  • pizza box
  • skateboard and helmet
  • clean empty bottle
  • blanket
  • mug
  • empty bag of frozen peas

Important safety note: If chest compressions or back blows are going to be played out, a manikin will be required.

Please ensure that any learners affected by the content of role plays are aware of who they can speak to if they need additional support.

For guidance and delivery ideas on the role play cards see pages 9–11 of the Knowledge building activities.

Allergic reaction role play

PDF (251.48 KB)

Asthma attack role play

PDF (236.2 KB)

Bleeding heavily role play

PDF (234.08 KB)

Broken bone role play

PDF (233.31 KB)

Burns role play

PDF (237.38 KB)

Choking role play

PDF (232.95 KB)

Head injury role play

PDF (236.25 KB)

Heart attack role play

PDF (287.57 KB)

Hypothermia role play

PDF (233.62 KB)

Meningitis role play

PDF (358.52 KB)

Poisoning / harmful substances role play

PDF (507.18 KB)

Seizures / epilepsy role play

PDF (251.07 KB)

Strains and sprains role play

PDF (233.53 KB)

Stroke role play

PDF (235.94 KB)

Unresponsive and breathing role play

PDF (307.11 KB)

Unresponsive and not breathing role play

PDF (391.03 KB)

Unresponsive and not breathing when an AED is available role play

PDF (201.99 KB)