The Resuscitation Department is located on B Floor in Field House Education Centre at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The team provide training to all staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and offer places to external candidates on all advanced courses. Courses are licensed by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Resuscitation Council (UK). Further course information is available on this site.

Further information:

Resuscitation Council (UK)’s website – https://www.resus.org.uk/
ALSG’s website http://www.alsg.org/uk/
Royal College of Surgeons of England’s website: http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/

About Us

The Resuscitation Team provide training in the recognition of a deteriorating patient and basic to advanced life support in neonates, paediatric and adult patients. Staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and external candiates are trained via interactive tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios.

The team consists of:
Eve Flockton – Resuscitation Lead
Amy Siddal – Resuscitation Officer
Paula Cowgill – Resuscitation Officer
Wendy Swaine – Resuscitation Co-ordinator

Our advanced courses are supported by qualified advanced instructors.

Our Resuscitation courses available are as follows:

*please note, these courses will be available to book online via this site in the coming months, until then please follow the instructions for each course below*

ATLS is a multidisciplinary course enabling a standardised language of trauma care across the specialties. The aim of The ATLS is to teach a simple systematic approach to the management of trauma patients through interactive tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios. Attendance at the course also exposes the candidate to a network of motivated colleagues with an enthusiasm for trauma management. The ATLS course was developed by the American College of Surgeons and has now been adopted in over 60 countries worldwide.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessments.
  • Establish management priorities in a trauma situation.
  • Initiate primary and secondary management necessary within the golden hour for the emergency management of acute life threatening conditions.
  • In a given simulated clinical and surgical skills practicum, demonstrate a range of skills, which are often required in the initial assessment and treatment of patients with multiple injuries

ATLS (2 day course)
Course Fee – £650

ATLS® (Refresher day)
Course Fee – £380

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

The ALS provider course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or on resuscitation /medical emergency/ICU outreach teams. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

Learning outcomes:

  • recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach;
  • deliver standardised CPR in adults;
  • manage a cardiac arrest by working with a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation;
  • utilise non-technical skills to facilitate strong team leadership and effective team membership.

ALS (2 day course)
Booking Fee –
Internal: £280
External: £470

eALS (1 day course with pre course e-learning)
Course Fee –
Internal: £200
External: £400

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

The EPALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, nurses and paramedics working in direct contact with children. All applicants must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification.

Learning outcomes:

  • use the structured ABCDE approach for rapid assessment of the seriously ill child;
  • manage the sick child until the arrival of expert assistance;
  • facilitate the development of resuscitation team members and team leaders;
  • use a structured approach to communication amongst team members during an emergency situation

Course Fee –
Internal: £280
External: £470

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

The NLS course is designed for any healthcare professional involved in the delivery and care of the new born infant. This includes both junior and senior medical and nursing staff, midwives, paramedics and resuscitation officers. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

Learning outcomes:

The NLS course teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Approach to the management of a new born infant during the first 10-20 minutes in a competent manner;
  • understand the processes underlying apnoea, bradycardia and poor condition at birth;
  • deliver practical airway management and ventilatory support.

Course Fee –
Internal: £160
External: £200

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

The Generic Instructor Course (GIC) is a standardised national course teaching the principles of adult learning and is a joint collaboration between the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG). Candidates who have been recommended as having instructor potential (IP) from their provider course (e.g. ALS, NLS, APLS, MIMMS) can attend the GIC. The GIC must be undertaken within four years from the date of the provider course.

Learning outcomes:

The GIC teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • understand the nature of teaching and learning;
  • understand the needs of individual learners;
  • understand the awareness of the four domains of learning;
  • undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider courses

Course Fee – £650

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

The ILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives and healthcare providers such as physiotherapists, dentist and ambulance technicians. It may also be suitable for fire service technicians, police personnel and prison officers.

Learning outcomes:

The ILS course teaches the knowledge and skills to:

  • identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach;
  • undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and /or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres;
  • utilise non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership

Course Fee –
ILS (1 day course)
Internal: £100
External: £140

ILS(recertification) (half day refresher course)
Internal: £50
External: £75

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

The PILS Course is appropriate for the following candidates: doctors, medical students (final year), nurses, health visitors, school nurses, nursing students (final year), midwives, ODPs, cardiac technicians, resuscitation officers, physiotherapists, dentists, dental nurses, ambulance technicians/paramedics.

The PILS course addresses the needs of staff that need more advanced skills than those taught during basic life support (BLS), but who do not require the more comprehensive two-day European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) course.

Learning outcomes:

The PILS course teaches the knowledge and skills to:

  • understand the structured ABCDE approach that facilitates rapid recognition of seriously ill children;
  • provide appropriate initial treatment interventions to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest;
  • treat children in respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest until the arrival of a resuscitation team or more experienced assistance;
  • promote active  membership of a paediatric resuscitation team.

Course Fee –
Internal: £100
External: £140

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

Candidates who have been recommended as having instructor potential (IP) from their ILS course can attend the ILS Instructor (ILSi) course. ALS providers can be nominated provided they meet the selection criteria. The ILSi course must be undertaken within two years of the date of the provider course.

Learning outcomes:

The ILSi course teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • understand the nature of teaching and learning;
  •   understand the needs of individual learners;
  • understand the awareness of the four domains of learning;
  • undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider course.

Course Fee –
All candidates £200

Booking Forms can be obtained by following the links INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, and returning to bookings.resuscitation@bthft.nhs.uk

Contact Us

Email – bookings.resusciation@bthft.nhs.uk
Phone number – 01274 383573