Wednesday, October 10, 2018

American Safety and Health Institute Compliance and QA

Meeting Emergency Care Requirements and Rules

Laws and Regulations
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) closely monitors laws and regulations affecting its emergency care training programs. We work diligently to ensure that our training programs not only help people learn critically, potentially life-saving knowledge and skills but that they also comply with all relevant laws and regulations designed to protect workers and the public. If you need specific approval, acceptance or accreditation information or a have a regulatory-related question, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.
Accreditation and Recognition
HSI is a nationally accredited organization of the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education.
Due to our ongoing commitment to high-quality training programs, quality assurance and customer service, HSI’s emergency care training programs enjoy a respectable standing inside and outside the United States.   
HSI’s CPR, AED, and first aid training programs are equivalent to the programs offered by both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC). HSI is a recognized major sponsor of CPR training programs.
The content and instructional strategy of our ASHI and MEDIC First Aid training programs are based on objective evidence, including but not limited to:
  1. 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  2. 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid
  3. 2015 Caring for Our Children Basics: Health and Safety Foundations for Early Care and Education. Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  4. 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science
  5. 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations
  6. 2011 Standards for First Aid and CPR training of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs. 3rd edition.
Prior to their release, HSI's training programs are reviewed and approved by our emergency medicine physician medical directors, the qualified experts of our Program Advisory Group and other professional technical advisors.

Hybrid Learning

Make the most of a flexible, hybrid approach that combines online cognitive learning and in-person, hands-on skills practice for your certification, delivered by an authorized instructor.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Classes begin 2018!

In 2016 I began working for the  Department of Child Safety. The hours did not permit time for CPR classes. I am now back in the Dysart District and my hours are more stable, allowing me to get back into instructing CPR classes.

In the interim, I was able to complete an instructor development class through ASHI and a Structured English Immersion (SEI) class through the district. I am looking forward to "resuscitating" Breath of Life Training Center in 2018!

Training can be done at your work site. Special pricing is available for groups of 5 or more and invoicing for larger groups is an option.

Please text 480-416-3566 or email at for more information.
This summer, Breath of Life will be able to offer classes in Spanish. Please watch for details.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

G2015; Changes in 2016!

ILCOR, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, is an organization made up of the principal resuscitation groups of the world, such as the American Heart Association (AHA) in the United States. ILCOR provides an underlying foundation for the most effective approach to resuscitation by facilitating the collection and review of all scientific research on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency cardiac care, and, more recently, first aid. 
Historically, ILCOR has operated on a 5-year cycle of releasing detailed information on the science of resuscitation and related recommendations on how to best provide emergency care. The latest release occurred on October 15, 2015.
Don't panic! Even though the training that you took in 2015 did not include these changes, your certification remains valid. The next time you recert, your training will include these new guidelines.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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If you have further questions, I can be reached by text or phone; 
Weekdays after 5pm
Saturdays after 1pm
Sundays- calls will be returned on the following business day.

To schedule a class via google forms, click  Class Registration. This will allow you to select the day/time that you would like and the form is submitted

Please allow one business day to for a response. 

All About CABS (Child and Babysitter Safety)

New! Classes begin this summer 2019 

This class is appropriate for students ages 11-16 years old. 

The class will introduce your child to CPR, but certification is not offered (classes are available upon request). Parents may drop off and pick up but students must be signed in by a parent. The instructor will stay until all students are picked up by an authorized adult. Instructors maintain a fingerprint clearance card/teaching or sub certificate through the state of AZ. 

Please bring a sack lunch and something to drink for the duration of the class.

Students will receive an ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) book and must pass both a written test and skills test.

Please call or text to schedule your student for this class. 623.688.2404. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015


Instructors are  ASHI certified and maintain a fingerprint clearance card through the state of AZ. If you would like to schedule a class, please  send a request form via google forms, follow this red link: