The Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S.) is a health education programme which provides children and young people with the opportunity to learn emergency fist aid and resuscitation skills, assess risk and to take personal responsibility for their own safety helping to reduce accidents.
The I.M.P.S programme is delivered to 10 and 11 years olds in Hull, partly in school and partly in the local hospital emergency department. It includes:
- Curriculum-linked work and support to teachers to help children identify, assess and manage risks
- A fun on-line safety quiz to be completed pre and post visit
- Visit to The Hull Royal Infirmary (Site visits available September until April)
- guided tour of the emergency department, which allows children to experience many of the concepts learnt in the classroom when applied to the real world.
- 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 using manequins.
- Curriculum linked follow up of learning and new skills in school
Sessions are also offered within the school environment throughout the year. Our trainers bring all the specialist equipment into schools to ensure pupils have a very similar experience to that of the site visit.