“The bottom line is, we think more people need to learn CPR. We have more and more evidence that good CPR works. We’re doing our best to increase the number of bystanders that learn CPR.” Mary Fran Hazinski
CPR4Life AZ is proud to be an authorized American Heart Association Training Site. We work with members of the Southern Arizona community to provide quality AHA education and hands-on skills practice. Whether a non-healthcare professional or a trained healthcare professional, we are so grateful to serve individuals and groups who need this certification as required by their place of employment, or simply because there is a desire to learn these skills in the event of an emergency.
We issue same-day cards and strive to provide various class times to accommodate different work schedules. If you do not see a course listed that you need, please let us know. We may be able to help!
Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid
*Heartsaver CPR courses are for those who are in non-healthcare related fields, such as teachers, fitness trainers, coaches, etc. All other courses on this site are meant for healthcare professionals. Please use the contact form or give us a call if you need assistance choosing the appropriate course for your needs.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal
American Academy of Pediatrics Courses:
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Skills Checkoffs: please call Kristie at 520-954-3549 to schedule a skills checkoff.
“If there is a bystander who recognizes the emergency and is ready, willing, and able to act, they can double or triple survival rates if they begin immediate CPR.” Mary Fran Hazinski
“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” Claude Bernard
Check our website regularly for upcoming courses as they are added.
Please use our contact form to let us know what you would like to see offered and to stay informed on course dates in the future.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
Interview/Scenario-based Assessment Coaching
“Health is a state of body; wellness is a state of being.” J. Stanford
We offer one-on-one technical assistance and coaching for healthcare professionals who are preparing for interviews, exams, and scenario-based assessments in pursuit of employment in critical care settings such as the emergency department, intensive care, and critical care transport environment. This service is entirely customized to the client’s goals. We are also happy to work with small groups in this capacity. Reasonable rates, limited slots are available. Please call us or use our contact form for more information!
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates
Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coaching for Women
“As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the “how” will reveal itself.” Tony Robbins
CPR4Life AZ is dedicated to the belief that those who serve in critical care roles are greatly benefited by a pro-active, comprehensive approach to maintaining or achieving wellness. There is growing national attention being given to the actual or potential negative impact on health and wellness that can be an inherent part of the experience of being a first responder or critical care clinician. Through positive, strengths-based, introspective strategies, coaching can provide a pivotal platform from which our clients can identify and actualize their vision for health and wellness as they continue to serve others as healthcare providers. We are happy to provide free telephone consultation to describe our approach and to determine if coaching is the right platform for those who may be interested!
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” T.D. Jakes
With extensive experience developing educational curricula for State agencies and national companies in critical care-related content, we are happy to discuss collaborating with your organization to develop research-based, current, and engaging multi-media curricula.
“The most important attitude that can be found is the desire to go on learning.” John Dewey
CPR4Life AZ is dedicated to saving lives. Our students will be equipped with the most current strategies and skills derived from evidence-based sources reflecting industry standards of care.
We will be active participants in decreasing the incidence of morbidity and mortality in the critically ill or injured by helping shape the quality of care rendered by those who participate in our AHA and continuing education courses.
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Our Core Beliefs
Core Belief #1: All Students Can Be Successful
Given the appropriate learning environment, ALL students can be successful. Our class sizes are purposefully small, and each course is provided in a relaxed, interactive setting. This environment is ideal for many of our students.
Core Belief #2: AHA Courses Help Save Lives
Increased community access and participation in American Heart Association courses can improve survival for those experiencing a medical emergency including cardiac arrest.
Core Belief #3: Advanced Certification Courses Forward Careers and Positively Impact the Quality of Patient Care
Healthcare professionals seeking advanced certifications in critical care settings (emergency department, intensive care units, air and ground transport settings, and prehospital/fire) strive to prepare, refresh, and extend their knowledge base through certification preparation/renewal courses.
We recognize a legitimate need for increased access and options through which this education can be obtained.
Core Belief #4: Holistic Wellness Programs Keep Us Strong As We Answer the Call to Care
We recognize a definite need for increased access to relevant, comprehensive information regarding practices which forward the states of wellness among those who have themselves answered the call to serve in critical care environments.
Meet Kristie Johnson
“Often, our communities will call us to serve others in roles where our gifts are found.”
Over twenty years ago, owner and founder Kristie Johnson began her very first role as an educator at what is now Banner University Medical Center in Southern Arizona. After showing early aptitude for teaching, she was asked to assist with the patient care technician course there. That’s where it all began.
A registered nurse whose experience now spans what is approaching a quarter century of tertiary-level critical care, trauma, labor and delivery, ground and air medical transport, utilization review and clinical appeals writing, Kristie’s principle passion remains dedicated to increasing options and access to quality critical care education.
Kristie’s clinical experience and expertise includes childbirth education, primary preceptor roles in the air medical industry (primarily rotor wing transport), intra-aortic balloon pump instructor, human patient simulator instructor, high risk obstetrics curriculum development and education, and critical care continuing education instruction.
Kristie is an AHA instructor in: Heartsaver CPR (all varieties), BLS CPR, ACLS, and PALS. She is also a Neonatal Resuscitation Program instructor through the American Academy of Pediatrics.
How We Do It
At CPR4Life AZ, we gauge the effectiveness of our education by the ongoing assessment of our students to ensure that real learning and take-away skills have been received by each learner. Because we have extensive experience with diverse adult learning styles, we are highly successful at adapting our teaching strategies as needed.
We remain steadfast in developing and presenting course content which is relevant, rigorous, up-to-date, and which directly translates into the learners’ ability to positively impact the lives of those who find themselves critically ill or injured.
Lastly, at CPR4Life AZ, we actively partner with talented educators from across the region to further amplify the foundational quality of our educational programs and services.