Contents Analysis of First Aid in Elementary, Middle and High School Textbooks

응급처치에 대한 초.중.고등학교 교과서 내용 분석

  • Published : 2008.04.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide basic data to develop first aid education programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Method: Forty nine textbooks adopted by first to six grade elementary schools and first to third grade of both middle and high schools were analyzed for content on first aid. Results: 1) First aid content was covered only in courses on and 2) Content on first aid was included in the categories, "General of first aid", "Rescue & moving", "Fire & Burns", "Cardiopulmonary resuscitation", "Musculoskeletal injuries", "Thermal injuries", "Wounds", "Removing foreign bodies", "Disaster & Accidents" and "Others". Categories that were not included were "Poisoning" and "Bites". The content did not follow a progression related to the level of intellectual and physical development of the students. Conclusion: These results suggest that the content on first aid should be revised to be practical and rational for the benefits of student safety.