FIRST VOICE™ ON-THE-GO WITH BACKPACK FIRST AID SYSTEM

August 13, 2009

Leading the way in multilingual workplace technology-aided first aid response

Hiawatha, Iowa, August 13, 2009 – Think Safe delivers state-of-the art upgraded first aid innovations consistently, while maintaining its track record of meeting and exceeding industry standards. The Backpack+AED Self-contained Emergency Treatment (SET) System is one of those innovations, providing a compact and low cost-of-ownership rugged AED, color-coded first aid supply bags, and the highly endorsed* Emergency Instruction Device (EID) all packaged in an ergonomic, easy-to-restock backpack system.Backpack+AED SET System

Donnie Linder, a doctor of emergency medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital – one of the nation’s Top 100 Heart Hospitals – says that the system is comprehensive and a key first aid tool to supplement CPR and first aid training. “With over 3.8 million disabling workplace injuries and over 250,000 Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) deaths in the US annually, and first aid and CPR skills studies showing only a six-week retention, First Voice provides a quality solution for the retention problem and the failure to have the right supplies immediately accessible.” In a SCA event, studies show that a 4-minute or less time to defibrillation is one of the keys to survival and recovery of the victim.

“Our Backpack+AED SET System has incredible ergonomic value and easy to find color-coded supplies matching our First Voice EID’s audible and visual coaching prompts,” says CEO/President of Think Safe Paula Wickham. “This system is designed for any workplace or public venue that is expected to comply with OSHA’s general industry and workplace first aid and AED requirements or recommendations.”

The Backpack+AED SET System steps a responder through all major and minor first aid events with clear and calm multi-step instructions utilizing the EID and the coordinating first aid supplies. The rugged AED is housed in a clear, front-facing pocket for quick access in an emergency. The system is available from select distributors including CPR and First Aid Training Centers or first aid supplies and safety distributors nationally. More information can be found online.

All protocols within the system are compliant with 2005 approved ECC/American Heart Association and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR protocols. With a recently added new EID “Language” button responders can now hear emergency instructions in Spanish or English, with the capability of 20 or more additional languages available. The contents of the color-coded first aid supply bags allow the Backpack+AED SET System to meet and exceed OSHA and ANSI’s newly updated 2008 first aid compliance standards.

*endorsed by the American Lifeguard Association

About Think Safe Inc

Think Safe Inc is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to first aid and CPR training, Think Safe Inc products and services are a good fit for corporate and industrial environments, parks and recreational facilities, schools, convention and sport centers, remote or high-risk locations, and a host of other public gathering places. Think Safe Inc offers its patent pending systems in a variety of models, from a dedicated portable unit to software for computers and mobile devices. A selection of lightweight, portable cases and bags is available to meet various space, use, and environmental needs. For details about Think Safe Inc and its products, call Jen Mittan at 319-377-5125 or visit online.

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MACWORLD PUBLICATION CALLS EMERGENCY FIRST AID APPLICATION ONE OF THE BEST

July 22, 2009

MACWORLD PUBLICATION CALLS EMERGENCY FIRST AID APPLICATION ONE OF THE BEST
iPhone Users ‘Encouraged’ to Consider Think Safe ResQr First Aid Application

HIAWATHA, IOWA, July 22, 2009 — Think Safe’s ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach application was recently reviewed by Macworld and awarded a 4.5 out of 5, ranking it as the top-rated first aid app according to Macworld. The publication cited, “This is a great way to walk people through performing unfamiliar tasks in stressful situations.”

Author of the Macworld review, and certified in American Red Cross CPR and lifeguarding, Lisa Schmeiser, wrote, “iPhone [or iPod Touch] apps provide a handy way to refresh a memory that’s gone blank in the face of an emergency or to provide first-aid knowledge you never thought you’d need… [ResQr’s an app that] Red Cross card-carriers and rookies alike can appreciate.”

President of Think Safe Inc, Paula Wickham, stated, “We are proud to be a considered a top app of the reviewed. ResQr was designed to encourage parents or others providing care to be prepared to manage through a stressful medical emergency event or give quick interactive training – not be another reference guide. We are looking forward to incorporating images and video next.”

ResQr is a family of First Aid and CPR apps for mobile and computer platforms that coach, and support you through an emergency first aid event in real time, as it happens.  Compliant with the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, ECC and National First Aid Science Standards, ResQr apps bring peace of mind knowing that you have clear, concise instructions walking you through the first aid emergency step-by-step.

About Macworld
Macworld is the premier source for news, reviews, help and how-to, videos, and podcasts for the Apple market, including the Mac, Mac software, Mac OS X, the iPod and iTunes, and the iPhone. Along with reviews of Mac-compatible hardware such as printers, digital cameras, and displays, Macworld reviews iPod cases, headphones, speakers, and accessories, and iPhone-related products. (Macworld.com)

About Think Safe Inc
Think Safe is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products and software for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to first aid and CPR training, Think Safe products and services are a good fit for corporate and industrial environments, parks and recreational facilities, schools, convention and sport centers, remote or high-risk locations, as well as parents and caregivers. Think Safe offers its patent pending First Voice™ Emergency Instruction Device and consumer first aid kits as well as useful emergency software for computers and mobile devices (ResQr). For details about Think Safe and its products, call Jen Mittan at 319-377-5125 or visit www.think-safe.com.

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THINK SAFE DELIVERS A NEW SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION APPLICATION

July 8, 2009
THINK SAFE DELIVERS A NEW SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION APPLICATION
New iPhone application part of ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach family
HIAWATHA, IOWA, July 8, 2009  — Think Safe has released a new first aid app to the iTunes App Store, extending the company’s innovative, mobile First Voice first aid product line. Taking individual buttons from the full ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach app – first aid and CPR software that quickly helps a person provide assistance for hundreds of emergencies – Severe Allergy Coach helps you know what to do when you suddenly find yourself in an emergency event that requires allergic reaction assistance. By giving step-by-step, yes/no questions Severe Allergy Coach provides you with a simple set of instructions to coach anyone from the trained to the untrained on how to give proper allergic reaction assistance.
Severe Allergy Coach is available at the iTunes App Store.
Allergic reaction emergencies may cause obstructed airways, asthma, or other breathing emergencies. Without prompt and appropriate treatment, the distress can lead to serious consequences, including severe brain damage or death caused by a lack of oxygen to the body’s vital organs, muscles, and tissues. “We provide a solution to these challenges, improve outcomes, and decrease stress or panic,” says CEO/President of Think Safe Inc, Paula Wickham.
Severe Allergy Coach features:
Step-by-step instructions for allergic reaction emergencies
Audible pacing & instructions for CPR rescue (adult, infant and child)
Step-by-step instructions for CPR emergencies (adult, infant and child)
Nearest ER location finding assistance (iPhone only)
Emergency Intake Questionnaires for incident reporting
About Think Safe Inc
Think Safe Inc is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to first aid and CPR training, Think Safe Inc products and services are a good fit for corporate and industrial environments, parks and recreational facilities, schools, convention and sport centers, remote or high-risk locations, and a host of other public gathering places. Think Safe Inc offers its Emergency Instruction Device and patent pending SET systems in a variety of models, from a dedicated portable unit to software for computers and mobile devices. A selection of lightweight, portable cases and bags is available to meet various space, use, and environmental needs. For details about Think Safe Inc and its products, call Jen Mittan at 319-377-5125 or visit http://www.think-safe.com.
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THINK SAFE DELIVERS A NEW SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION APPLICATION
New iPhone application part of ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach family

Think Safe has released a new first aid app to the iTunes App Store, extending the company’s innovative, mobile First Voice first aid product line. Taking individual buttons from the full ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach app – first aid and CPR software that quickly helps a person provide assistance for hundreds of emergencies – Severe Allergy Coach helps you know what to do when you suddenly find yourself in an emergency event that requires allergic reaction assistance. By giving step-by-step, yes/no questions Severe Allergy Coach provides you with a simple set of instructions to coach anyone from the trained to the untrained on how to give proper allergic reaction assistance.

Severe Allergy Coach is available at the iTunes App Store.

Allergic reaction emergencies may cause obstructed airways, asthma, or other breathing emergencies. Without prompt and appropriate treatment, the distress can lead to serious consequences, including severe brain damage or death caused by a lack of oxygen to the body’s vital organs, muscles, and tissues. “We provide a solution to these challenges, improve outcomes, and decrease stress or panic,” says CEO/President of Think Safe Inc, Paula Wickham.

Severe Allergy Coach load screen

Severe Allergy Coach features:

  • Step-by-step instructions for allergic reaction emergencies
  • Audible pacing & instructions for CPR rescue (adult, infant and child)
  • Step-by-step instructions for CPR emergencies (adult, infant and child)
  • Nearest ER location finding assistance (iPhone only)
  • Emergency Intake Questionnaires for incident reporting

About Think Safe Inc

Think Safe Inc is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to first aid and CPR training, Think Safe Inc products and services are a good fit for corporate and industrial environments, parks and recreational facilities, schools, convention and sport centers, remote or high-risk locations, and a host of other public gathering places. Think Safe Inc offers its Emergency Instruction Device and patent pending SET systems in a variety of models, from a dedicated portable unit to software for computers and mobile devices. A selection of lightweight, portable cases and bags is available to meet various space, use, and environmental needs.

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Much Anticipated, Newly Revised EID is Now Available!

June 30, 2009

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FIRST VOICE INNOVATION CONTINUES TO SAVE LIVES

Revised award-winning tool helps change the face of comprehensive first aid for the home.

Hiawatha, Iowa, June 30, 2009Think Safe Inc continues to deliver first aid innovation with the launch of the newest version of the First Voice Emergency Instruction Device (EID). The newest release of the 2006 SAXCIES Best New Safety Product recipient includes multi-language capabilities, water proof protection capabilities, a slim compact design, is more than 50 percent lighter than the first EID, and endorsed by the American Lifeguard Association.

American Lifeguard Association (ALA) now endorses the First Voice EID.

About one-third of mothers said they do not believe their babysitter knows how to help a child who is choking, and almost half said they believe their babysitter doesn’t know CPR. In addition, over ten percent of mothers do not believe their babysitter can handle any medical emergency. “With over 14 million unintentional, disabling injuries occurring in the home annually, we provide a solution to these challenges to improve outcomes and decrease stress or panic,” says CEO/President of Think Safe Paula Wickham.

The First Voice EID steps a responder through all major and minor first aid events with clear and calm, multi-step instructions, and is available for organizations to incorporate into their first aid programs. The device is only one and a quarter inch thick, runs on three AA batteries and is backed by a three-year warranty on all parts.

All protocols of the new EID are compliant with 2005 approved American Heart Association and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR protocols. With the new “Language” button responders can now hear emergency instructions in Spanish or English, with the capability of 20 or more additional languages available.

Think Safe Inc is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to first aid and CPR training, Think Safe Inc products and services are a good fit for corporate and industrial environments, parks and recreational facilities, schools, convention and sport centers, remote or high-risk locations, and a host of other public gathering places. Think Safe Inc offers its patent pending systems in a variety of models, from a dedicated portable unit to software for computers and mobile devices. A selection of lightweight, portable cases and bags is available to meet various space, use, and environmental needs. For details about Think Safe Inc and its products, call Jen Mittan at 319-377-5125 or visit www.think-safe.com.

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The press release  and promotional images can be downloaded from the Think Safe Newsroom.


American Lifeguard Association endorses the First Voice EID!

June 23, 2009

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AMERICAN LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION ENDORSES FIRST VOICE DEVICE BY THINK SAFE

American Lifeguard Association (ALA) now endorses the First Voice EID.

Hiawatha, Iowa, June 23, 2009 – The American Lifeguard Association (ALA) has endorsed the Think Safe First Voice Emergency Instruction Device (EID).

As one of the largest sponsors of Health and Safety training programs in the United States, the goal of the (ALA) is to improve the quality and accessibility of Health and Safety programs to the public. Since its establishment in 1990 the ALA has issued over 100,000 certifications in the areas of health and safety.

“Over 3,500 individuals drown every year in the US. First Voice equipment should be at every pool and everyone should know where it is located,” said BJ Fisher, Director of Heath and Safety for the ALA. “It is easy to use and it builds an extra level of confidence into potentially panic-stricken situations.”

“We are pleased to receive the endorsement from American Lifeguard Association, a top-tier safety organization who understands the importance of being prepared and improving access to lifesaving equipment and training. Our EID utilizes technology to immediately guide any individual through the right steps of action for lifesaving CPR or first aid procedures, including 9-1-1 and other important reminders,” said Think Safe President/CEO, Paula Wickham, on the endorsement.

Think Safe Inc is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to first aid and CPR training, Think Safe Inc products and services are a good fit for corporate and industrial environments, parks and recreational facilities, schools, convention and sport centers, remote or high-risk locations, and a host of other public gathering places. Think Safe Inc offers its patent pending systems in a variety of models, from a dedicated portable unit to software for computers and mobile devices. A selection of lightweight, portable cases and bags is available to meet various space, use, and environmental needs. For details about Think Safe Inc and its products, call Jen Mittan at 319-377-5125 or visit www.think-safe.com.

Check out our videos on the new EID

Think Safe Newsroom | EID on Think Safe


Think Safe Releases New ResQr iPhone Applications

June 1, 2009

HIAWATHA, IOWA, June 1st, 2009  — Think Safe Inc released a new set of first aid apps to the iTunes App Store, extending the company’s innovative Fist Voice first aid product line further into the mobile arena. Taking individual buttons from the full ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach, the new iPhone apps are “mini” versions comprehensively targeting very specific areas of first aid.

CPR Coach is available at the iTunes App Store, with Diabetic Coach, Seizure Disorder Coach and Severe Allergy Coach currently pending approval for release.

“With only 21 percent of people knowing how to perform CPR it is imperative that people are fully prepared to react to a trauma event,” says CEO/President of Think Safe Inc, Paula Wickham.

CPR Coach
CPR is one of the most vital tools in an emergency situation. When someone is suffering from cardiac arrest, CPR can help sustain life by keeping the body’s vital organs supplied with oxygen-rich blood. Although CPR produces only about one-third of the blood flow to the brain and heart that the body usually generates, this can be enough to maintain life until advanced medical care is available.

New to the ResQr app family

New to the ResQr app family

CPR Coach helps you know what to do when you suddenly find yourself in an emergency event that requires CPR assistance. By giving step-by-step, yes/no questions CPR Coach provides you with a Lay Rescuer-level set of instructions that help everyone from the trained to the untrained know how to give proper CPR.

CPR Coach features:

  • AUDIBLE pacing & instructions for CPR rescue
  • AUDIBLE step-by-step instructions for CPR emergencies
  • Nearest ER location finding assistance (iPhone only)
  • Quick-dial 911 assistance (iPhone only)
  • Emergency Intake Questionnaires

 

Notice the audible instructions buttons in the top right?

Notice the audible instructions buttons in the top right?

 

CPR Coach syncs via GPS or the user’s cellular network to find the nearest emergency room in the area. Compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch with operating system version 2.0, the application was designed and developed by the Think Safe product development team.

About Think Safe Inc. 

Think Safe Inc is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to emergency instructions and training, Think Safe Inc. products and services are a good fit for parents, childcare providers, elderly caregivers, corporate environments, schools, convention and sport centers, and a host of other public gathering places.

Think Safe offers its patent pending systems in a variety of models, from a dedicated portable unit (pictured) to Windows-compatible software for laptops, desktops, and pocket PCs. A selection of lightweight, portable cases and bags is available to meet various space, use, and environmental needs. For details about Think Safe Inc. and its products, call Jen at 319-377-5125 or visit online.


First Voice Launches ResQr iPhone Application

March 3, 2009

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HIAWATHA, IOWA, March 3rd, 2009Think Safe Inc announced today the release of the First Voice ResQr First Aid & CPR Software app for the iPhone, which is the only interactive first aid software on the market.

Available at the iTunes App Store, the ResQr iPhone application allows users to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of the iPhone and iPod touch user interface.

Left to Right: Nearest ER, Injury Categories, CPR step-by-step walkthrough

Left to Right: Nearest ER, Injury Categories, CPR step-by-step walkthrough

With only 21 percent of people knowing how to perform CPR it is imperative that people are fully prepared to react to a trauma event,” says CEO/President of Think Safe Inc, Paula Wickham.

Features of the ResQr iPhone application include:

  • Yes/No questions to deliver step-by-step instructions for over 30 medical emergencies within 12 trauma categories

  • Nearest emergency room locator

  • Easy 9-1-1 dialing

  • Easy access to CPR assistance

  • Emergency response, cardiac and stroke intake question list

The ResQr iPhone application syncs via GPS or the user’s cellular network to find the nearest emergency room in the area.

Compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch with operating system version 2.0, the application was designed and developed by Think Safe Inc.

This copyrighted software will quickly help you assist victims for over 30 of the most common emergencies, including homeland security events. ResQr: Rescuer Software is an inexpensive training tool and emergency coach in the 12 trauma categories:

There are 12 categories to start your trauma walkthrough

Multiple Injury | Head/Neck/Spine | CPR/Unconscious | Breathing/Choking/Drowning
Heart/Chest Pain/Stroke | Bleeding/Childbirth/Shock | Burn/Electrical | Fracture/Sprain
Eye | Seizure/Diabetic | Heat/Cold Overexertion | Other

About Think Safe Inc.

Think Safe Inc. is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to emergency instructions and training, Think Safe Inc. products and services are a good fit for parents, childcare providers, elderly caregivers, corporate environments, schools, convention and sport centers, and a host of other public gathering places.

Think Safe offers its patent pending systems in a variety of models, from a dedicated portable unit (pictured) to Windows-compatible software for laptops, desktops, and pocket PCs. A selection of lightweight, portable cases and bags is available to meet various space, use, and environmental needs. For details about Think Safe Inc. and its products, call Jen at 319-377-5125 or visit www.think-safe.com.

This press release, and promotional images, can be downloaded at the Think Safe Newsroom.