Restart a Heart Day aims to instruct as many young people as possible in one day across Europe to deliver the skills of CPR should they be faced with a collapsed individual who is not breathing.
The resuscitation department at The James Cook University Hospital supported North East Ambulance Service and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service in training young people in schools across in the local area in 2017.
The annual training event has already proved to be a lifeline as the mother of one pupil who had received the training in 2016 had collapsed at home in cardiac arrest and survived because her son had instructed his dad how to perform CPR and called the emergency services.
Resuscitation Officers from the trust went to:
- Thornaby Academy
- Allertonshire School, Northallerton
- North Field School and Sports Collage, Billingham
For more details visit resus.org.uk/events/rsah