Author   Speaker   Teacher   Mentor

Connie Ruth Christiansen      

Certify For Life

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CPR and First Aid 

Vancouver, Portland, Salem , Albany, and anywhere in-between

We Come To You

More than 250,000 orphaned children are abandoned to the dangerous streets of Kenya.

Connie and

African Child Outreach

are making a difference!

Click the link below to learn how you can help



BLS (Basic Life Support)

BLS  is a professional level CPR course. designed for healthcare workers (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Dental Assistants, Medical Administration, Caregivers). Many healthcare facilities require their medical employees to be BLS trained and certified, through the AHA.

Course Content:

CPR with AED for adult, child and infant; Chain of Survival; Recognition of victim responsiveness;detection of carotid and brachial pulse; Ventilation using barrier device and bag-mask device; High quality CPR as an individual, and as a team member in pre-hospital and in-facility environments; addressing FBAO choking for all ages; certification valid for 2 years

Student manuals provided in class, or you may purchase elsewhere and bring to class.

BLS CPR Class Fee varies per number of students in class


Heartsaver CPR 

Heartsaver CPR is a certification class for anyone with little or no medical training, who needs certification for an employer who does not require BLS, and for anyone who wants to learn how to provide CPR to adults, children, and infants. 

Course Content:

You will learn how to recognize cardiac (heart) arrest, how to contact emergency care, and how to help someone who needs emergency care, until more advanced help arrives to take over. You will learn high quality CPR technique, and also how to use the AED (Automated External Defibrillator); Choking for all ages will also be addressed;

Student manuals provided in class, or you may purchase elsewhere and bring to class.

Heartsaver CPR Class Fee varies per number of students in class 

Family and Friends CPR

Family and Friends CPR  is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. Family & Friends CPR is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

  • This is a video led course

  • Your instructor will clarify the concepts of the video and answer your questions or concerns

  • Each student will receive a certificate of participation

  • No student manual required

Course Content Options

  • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AEDAdult CPR With Breaths; Choking in adult, child and infant

Family and Friends CPR Class Fee varies per number of students in class 

First Aid

Heartsaver First Aid  is for anyone (including healthcare workers) who wants to learn how to provide first aid in a safe, timely, and effective manner. You will learn how to recognize various types of emergencies; how to activate the emergency response system; and how to administer first aid until more advanced care arrives


Course Content
Video and instructor explanation of Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Preventing Illness, Preventing Injury, Choking, Course includes hands-on practice of various First Aid basics; Student manuals provided.
There are two First Aid Choices (First Aid and Pediatric First Aid) Same fee for each - be sure to let your scheduler know which class you prefer

HeartSaver First Aid Class Fee varies per number of students in class




Combined Classes

Combined Class

There are three Combined Class Choices - Select your preference

Student Manuals Included​; Certification valid for 2 years

Combined Class Fee varies per number of students in class



Blended Learning Courses

Blended Learning CPR

A combination of online testing and in-class hand-on skill testing

​You may choose from these options:

  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

  • Heartsaver CPR AED

  • Heartsaver First Aid

  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online


There is no Blended Learning course for BLS; 

No Student Manual required for the hands on class

Course Content



  • You will be charged separately for this online portion of the course (by American Heart Association (AHA))

  • AHA will provide you an e-certification of completion


SECOND: Schedule an in-class hands-on skill session ( or 503 975 2702)

  • Provide your AHA e-certification of online completion to your instructor

  • Once you have completed the hands on portion of your training, your instructor will process your CPR and/or First Aid Card

Blended Learning Hands-On Class Fees vary depending on the number of students in your class

  • Email us:
  • Call us:   503  975 2702

Certify for Life today!