Skill guides

Skill guides provide an overview of the 17 first aid skills. Each guide looks at recognising the first aid emergency, the key action, other steps to take and supporting knowledge.

Download and distribute the individual learner guides to focus on a specific skill. Alternatively use the guides to support the activities.

The educator skills guide is a comprehensive document, covering all 17 skills. It features additional information on each skill, resource suggestions and frequently asked questions.

Educator skill guide

Educator skill guide

PDF (915.62 KB)

Individual skill guide

Allergic reaction skill guide

PDF (397.72 KB)

Bleeding heavily skill guide

PDF (414.37 KB)

Broken bone skill guide

PDF (400.39 KB)

Burns skill guide

PDF (376.22 KB)

Calling 999 skill guide

PDF (119.04 KB)

Choking skill guide

PDF (673.42 KB)

Head injury skill guide

PDF (340.49 KB)

Heart attack skill guide

PDF (560.37 KB)

Hypothermia skill guide

PDF (916.62 KB)

Poisoning / harmful substances skill guide

PDF (181.18 KB)

Seizures / epilepsy skill guide

PDF (728.73 KB)

Strains and sprains skill guide

PDF (454.67 KB)

Stroke skill guide

PDF (812.09 KB)

Unresponsive and breathing skill guide

PDF (916 KB)

Unresponsive and not breathing skill guide

PDF (558.83 KB)

Asthma attack skill guide

PDF (835.85 KB)

Meningitis skill guide

PDF (540.76 KB)

Unresponsive not breathing when AED is available skill guide

PDF (9.29 MB)