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Heat exhaustion - resources and lesson plans

Heat exhaustion is caused by a loss of salt and water from the body and is usually a result of sweating excessively. If not treated, heat exhaustion can lead to more serious conditions like heatstroke.

You should treat someone who is suffering from heat exhaustion quickly.

Lesson overview – heat exhaustion

This first aid teaching module will help your students to understand and look out for the signs of heat exhaustion and how to apply basic first aid to help someone who is showing signs of heat exhaustion.

The lesson plan includes suggested timed activities to help students learn how to prevent heat exhaustion and how to treat it, with more information in the presentation.

Looking for Key Stage first aid lesson plans and resources?

We have created a range of first aid lesson plans and teaching resources for Key Stage 2, Key stage 3, and Key Stage 4. Our teaching pathways cover the new first aid requirements for health education.

View our Key Stage first aid teaching resources.


Pupil practising a head bandage.

More information

Get more information on how to treat heat exhaustion in the first aid section of our website.

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