IMPS - Injury Minimization Programme for schools

Monday 6th November 2017

Year 6 pupils visited the Horton Hospital for the Injury Minimization Programme for schools. The session is designed to empower young people to take personal responsibility for managing their own risk and equips them with the skills to cope in an emergency including first aid and resuscitation skills.

The children’s experiences included:

  • A session using an interactive DVD where children are taught the principles of first aid and injury minimisation.
  • A session in which children are taught the principles of emergency life support including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and how to put an unconscious casualty in the recovery position.

Pupils learned about CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using the acronym and practiced in ‘Mrs Green’ dummies - DRS ABC – Danger, Response, Shout, Airway, Breathing, Call

IMPS CPR Training

IMPS CPR Training
DRS ABC – learning CPR through practise; thinking about real-life scenarios

CPR instruction cards

Pupils then experienced how to put a person into the recovery position.

IMPS TrainingThrough the interactive ‘STOP! THINK!’ DVD session, children were encouraged to lead discussions linked to the moral theme of ‘understanding the consequences of actions’. There were some very poignant comments made by pupils that reflected on key PSHE themes of managing risks to physical health and wellbeing and keeping physically & emotionally safe. Children learned basic First Aid to treat burns, choking, wounds/cuts, electric shock and what do if someone is hit by a car. Discussions during the session focused on the different dangers and hazards in our everyday lives. Pupils responded with their ideas for minimising dangers with particular focus on road safety. Links were formed by pupils who had recently completed their Bikeability cycling proficiency qualification.

IMPS Training