What Do Darth Vader and CPR Have in Common?

March 4, 2016

About a 104 beats per minute.

That’s right, Star Wars fans. If you can hum Vader’s theme song, The Imperial March (and we know you can), then you can also deliver the recommended rate of compressions for hands-only CPR. Why? Because the infamous Sith Lord marches to the rhythm of 104 beats per minute, which is within the 100- to 120-compressions-per-minute range recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).

But don’t take our word for it: the proof is in this public service announcement from the Kiowa County EMS team.

Here’s why this is important: CPR is not only easy to learn, it’s also invaluable. According to the AHA, effective bystander CPR administered immediately after collapse from sudden cardiac arrest can double a victim’s chance of survival.

So—whether you get your training from the Dark Side, the Light Side, or from a local organization unaffiliated with the greater galactic politics of a galaxy far, far away—think about registering for a CPR class. One day, you might just save a life.

 


To register for one of Think Safe’s in-person training courses or to find out more about what we can do to help you and your organization be more prepared in the event of an emergency, click Contact Us below. Or, if you like what we do here, and you know someone who could benefit from our services, refer us. We’d appreciate it!

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Black Friday Extended Sale!

November 25, 2015

Think Safe is bringing in the season with huge savings! From Wednesday, November 25, 2015, until 5p.m. CST on December 4, 2015, we’re offering 20% off and FREE shipping on anything from Think-Safe.com.

From first aid kits and supplies to our patented emergency instruction device (EID) to our many automatic external defibrillator (AED) options, we have everything you need to make your workplace, community center, or organization prepared for a medical emergency.

How It Works:

  1. See our Black Friday Coupon at http://think-safe.com/site/black_friday_special_2015 to get your Black Friday coupon code.
  2. Visit www.think-safe.com and shop through our products!
  3. Once you know what you’d like to purchase, either give us a call at 319-377-5125 or email us at customercare@think-safe.com with the coupon code and product number(s) of your item(s).*This offer is not valid with other offers. The Black Friday Extended Sale expires 12/4/2015 at 5p.m. CST unless written valid authorization is received prior to the deadline.

We hope you have a safe winter season, and we thank you for your business, your support, and for helping us every day to make minutes matter!


 

 
Interested in finding out how Think Safe’s products can benefit your workplace? Simply contact Think Safe at 888-473-1777 or click on the More Information button, and we’ll be happy to contact you. Or, if you like what we do, refer us to a friend!

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AED Laws: Do You Know the Risks?

October 29, 2015

aed_symbol with aedAutomated external defibrillators (AED) are the number one treatment for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), one of the nation’s leading killers. They are portable, user-friendly devices that even lay rescuers can use in an emergency to help save a life. As a result, many workplaces are required by law to have them on-site and many other workplaces have them on-site simply because they recognize their value as life-saving technology. AEDs are smart, responsible devices to have in your first aid and medical emergency tool belt, but owning one does come with liability.

So, you want to provide a safe working environment and be as prepared as possible in the event of SCA, but how can you be sure you’ve fully mitigated all AED program legal risk for your facilities or organization? Here’s the answer: know your state AED owner laws. AED owner laws exist in every state but vary widely. These laws require administrative and/or operational procedures for AED programs, help provide Good Samaritan and civil liability immunity protection, or even mandate AED ownership and deployments.

State AED owner laws do impact AED program operations and create or mitigate liability risk. It is important that you have an accurate and complete understanding of your state’s AED laws so you can ensure regulatory compliance, avoid costly administrative sanctions, and preserve any available Good Samaritan or civil liability immunity protections as an AED owner or for AED users within your organization.

That said, navigating state laws can be tricky and time consuming. That’s why some companies try to sell you a subscription to accessing information on state laws, with discounted multi-seat subscriptions for larger organizations. But, why pay when you can get your AED state law information for free through the First Voice State AED Laws portal? 

checkmarkThat’s right, we offer a no-cost subscription that makes learning about and mitigating the risks of AED ownership a snap! All you have to do is visit our AED State Laws page and fill out the form. We’ll get back to you within one (1) business day, and you’ll be well on your way to safe, informed AED ownership. 

We hope to you hear from you soon, and we thank you for helping us every day to make minutes matter!


Attention Childcare Providers: DHS-Compliant First Aid Kits are Available at Think Safe

October 22, 2015

If you’re a childcare provider, aDHSK01_lrre you prepared in the event of a medical emergency with first aid supplies approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services? If not, now is an excellent time to purchase DHS-compliant first aid kits from Think Safe, offering over 300 first aid essentials and items that comply with State of Iowa first aid supply requirements. These requirements are listed under Iowa Code 237A and 441 Administrative Code, Chapter 110. 110.5(1) specifically discusses health and safety conditions. You can review this information at the Iowa DHS Provider Portal.

From gauze, bandages, and eye wash to ice packs, bio hazard bags, and disposable thermometers, our DHS-compliant first aid kits are fully supplied with the tools you’ll need to respond to medical emergencies. And all of them fit securely in an easy-to-use hard plastic carrying case, complete with our four-pocket easy refill system.

At Think Safe, we know childcare is no easy job. It takes skill and heart, patience and imagination. It takes being prepared for anything. So, take some of the guesswork out of your day, and check out our Iowa DHS-Compliant First Aid Kit.


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First Aid ANSI Standards Updated

March 30, 2015

DHSK01_lrAmerican National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released updated guidelines for the minimum requirements of first aid kits for 2015. Take a look at the charts below to compare these new guidelines to the previous ones. And, rest assured, that all Think Safe first aid kits are ANSI compliant.

 

ANSI/ISEA Z308.1 – 2009

Minimum Quantity Requirements for Unit Packaging

Unit First Aid Supply
Minimum Size or Volume – US
Minimum Size of Volume – metric
Supply Quantity per unit package

Absorbent Compress
32 sq. in.
206 sq. cm
1

Adhesive Bandage
1 x 3 in.
2.5 x 7.5 cm
16

Adhesive Tape
2.5 yd (total)
2.3 m
1 or 2

Antibiotic Treatment
0.14 fl oz.
0.5 g
6

Antiseptic Swab
0.14 fl oz.
0.5 g
10

Antiseptic Wipe
1 x 1 in.
2.5 x 2.5 cm
10

Antiseptic Towelette
24 sq. in.
157 sq. cm
10

Bandage Compress (2 in.)
2 x 36 in.
5 x 91 cm
4

Bandage Compress (3 in.)
3 x 60 in.
7.5 x 152 cm
2

Bandage Compress (4 in.)
4 x 72 in.
10 x 183 cm
1

Breathing Barrier
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1

Burn Dressing
4 x 4 in.
10 x 10 cm
1

Burn Treatment
1/32 oz.
0.9 g
6

Cold Pack
4 x 5 in.
10 x 12.5 cm
1

Eye Covering, with means of attachment
2.9 sq. in.
19 sq. cm
2

Eye/Skin Wash
4 fl. oz. total
118 ml total
1

Eye/Skin Wash & Covering,
4 fl. oz. total
118 ml total
1

with means of attachment
2.9 sq. in.
19 sq. cm
2

Gloves
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2 pair

Hand Sanitizer
1/32 oz.
0.9 g
6

Roller Bandage (4 in.)
4 in. x 4 yd.
10 x 366 cm
1

Roller Bandage (2 in.)
2 in. x 4 yd.
5 x 366 cm
2

Sterile pad
3 x 3 in.
7.5 x 7.5 cm
4

Triangular Bandage
40 x 40 x 56 in.
101x 101 x 142 cm
1


ANSI/ISEA Z308.1 -2015

Classes of First Aid Kits and Required Supplies

First Aid Supply
Minimum Quantity
Minimum Size of Volume

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Class A Kits
Class B Kits
(US)
(Metric)

Adhesive Bandage
16
50
1 x 3 in.
2.5 x 7.5 cm

Adhesive Tape
1
2
2.5 yd (total)
2.3m

Antibiotic Application
10
25
1/57 oz
0.5 g

Antiseptic
10
50
1/57 oz
0.5g

Breathing Barrier
1
1
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Bum Dressing (gel soaked)
1
2
4 x 4 in
10 x 10 cm

Burn Treatment
10
25
1/32 oz
0.9 g

Cold Pack
1
2
4 x 5 in.
10 x 12.5 cm

Eye Covering with means of attachment
2
2
2.9 sq. in
19 sq. cm

Eye/Skin Wash
 
 
 
 

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1 fl oz total
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29.6 ml

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4 fl oz total
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118.3 ml

First Aid Guide
1
1
N/A
N/A

Hand Sanitizer
6
10
1/32 oz
0.9 g

Medical Exam Gloves
2 pair
4 pair
N/A
N/A

Roller Bandage
 
 
 
 

2 inch
1
2
2 in. x 4 yd
5 cm x 3.66m

4 inch
0
1
4 in. x 4 yd
10 cm x 3.66m

Scissors
1
1
N/A
N/A

Splint
0
1
4.0 x 24 in.
10.2 x 61 cm

Sterile pad
2
4
3 x 3 in
7.5 x 7.5 cm

Tourniquet
0
1
1 in. (width)
2.5 cm (width)

Trauma pad
2
4
5 x 9 in.
12.7 x 22.9 cm

Triangular Bandage
1
2
40 x 40 x 56 in.
101 x 101 x 142 cm


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