Letter from the CEO: Why step-by-step instructions are so important in real-time emergencies.

At Think Safe Inc we care about people and this is shown in our products. The standard we work by is nothing short of our best, quality work because we know that someone’s life can be saved as a result of our products.  We are passionate about first aid, emergency medicine and saving lives!

Paula Wickham, our president and CEO, is passionate about live-saving technology and the people who use it and recently wrote a letter that we’d like to share with you:

It is an imperative in today’s world that a “Good Samaritan” perform the correct tasks to not only potentially save someone’s life, but to protect themselves from legal action. While Good Samaritan laws do protect the rescuer, it is important for the citizen acting in good faith to be careful as to how much they do and to protect themselves as well.

That said it is important to know when it is OK to give minor first aid treatment, or to immediately call 911 and wait for EMS to arrive. Most people do not understand the difference between these situations and what they should be doing. For example, you should never splint a victim’s fracture if they do not have to be moved; wait for the EMS to arrive and let trained staff attend the victim to reduce long term complications. Now there are situations, like hiking in the woods where you will need to move the victim, which in this case a splint applies and is necessary.

At Think Safe, we know that people are in both situations, a place where they can receive immediate 9-1-1 medical attention or far away from professional aid, and we want to enable people to be Good Samaritans and be able to help those in need. Not only do we create life-saving technology, but we created our products in such a way to enable a citizen to become a Good Samaritan acting in the best interest for the victim. We created products to give the citizen all the first aid and emergency information in an easy to understand way. With our yes and no questions, we make sure the Good Samaritan does not try to aid the victim any more than the situation requires – we know that the best aid for the injured person will come from the EMS and other first response trained staff. If you are a parent (like I am), obviously you will want to do above and beyond Good Samaritan protection but we built the software to be comprehensive and cover all situations. Remember that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injuries? We all could come across an injured motor vehicle driver or passenger at any time and it is human nature to want to help. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that walks you through that situation, step by step?

Perhaps this seems over the top to you, but as a company that takes personal safety seriously, it is our mission and philosophy to turn comprehensive first aid science into technology solutions that can be used in almost any situation by many different users. We feel like we have produced products that can do just that – we want to help people save lives, do the right things and not do the wrong things in emergency situations.

Think Safe – Making Minutes Matter…thanks for your quick minute.

Think Safe President, Paula Wickham

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