Resuscitation Training Department

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The Resuscitation Department is based within the STRIVE Academic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital and also has staff based at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.  The department provides standardised and organised training to teach theoretical and practical resuscitation skills to both health care and non-health care professionals. As well as our own Trust staff we deliver training to the, Police Force, Forensic Teams, Fire Service, Dental Practices, International Rescue, GPs, London’s Women’s Clinic, staff from other  Trusts, St Oswald’s Hospice, Teesside Hospice, Team Prevent UK, Tees Valley Public Health, Zoë’s Place Children’s Hospice, North East Prison Service and many more.  All of our instructors have both clinical and educational expertise and work to the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines.

Courses offered by the department include:

  • Immediate Life Support (ILS)
  • Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS)
  • Adult Basic Life Support for Clinical Staff (ABLS)
  • Adult Basic Life Support for non-clinical staff
  • Paediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS)
  • Paediatric Basic Life Support for non-clinical staff
  • Adult Basic Life Support & Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Adult & Paediatric Basic Life Support for non-healthcare staff
  • Bespoke training as and when required
  • Pre Course training for Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) courses


Useful Links to:

Resus Council UK Link to the Resus Council web site

Advanced Life Support Group (UK)  Link to the ALSG Website

European Resuscitation Council (ERC)