Reducing Costs: First Aid & AED Servicing Program

December 3, 2015

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A new case study, prepared by Think Safe, provides the key resource material on proper yet lower maintenance servicing procedures, tools (including ordering and inspection logs and alerts), and reporting requirements. Additionally, the case study includes best-practice recommendations for medical and first aid programs in workplaces with a higher risk of injury.

The key focus of this case study is OSHA mandates (ANSI regulations) and how in-house safety programs can build refresher training into lower maintenance first aid or emergency medical preparedness programs.

To request a copy of this case study so you can learn how your workplace can benefit from this cost-saving information, simply call us at 319-377-5125 or click more information below and fill out the form.

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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!


 

 
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Mercy Donates 13 AEDs to Local Schools and Organizations

November 20, 2015

Mercy Medical Center Donates 13 AEDs to Local Schools and Organizations


Cedar Rapids, IA – November 19, 2015 –
Eleven schools including Washington High School, Wilson Middle School, Franklin Middle School, Coolidge Elementary, Truman Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Van Buren Elementary, Summit Schools, all in Cedar Rapids; Hiawatha Elementary and Nixon Elementary, in Hiawatha; and Francis Marion Intermediate School, as well as St. Wenceslaus Church  and Waypoint, both in Cedar Rapids, will be outfitted with automated external defibrillators (AED) thanks to Mercy Medical Center, which donated the devices. The donation was made possible by both the Mercy Medical Center AED Donation Program, a program seeking to provide local nonprofits that demonstrate financial need with AEDs, and Think Safe, Inc., a local integrator and wholesaler in the first aid industry.

“I am excited to hear that Mercy is assisting in placing AEDs in the local schools,” said Hiawatha Fire Chief Michael Nesslage. “Early defibrillation can double the chance of survival in cardiac arrest, and every minute without CPR or defibrillation can reduce the chance of survival by as much as 10%.  Having AEDs where school staff can access and use them is sure to make a difference.”

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading killer in the United States. Annually, 300,000 people lose their lives to a sudden cardiac event. Of those 300,000, approximately 5,000 to 7,000 are students under the age of 21, most of which were unaware of a heart-related medical condition. The key to fighting SCA is early defibrillation within the initial minutes after 911 EMS has been called. Those critical early minutes make all the difference between life and death during SCA events.

“Everyone will feel safer knowing that there is an AED nearby that can help not only students and staff with known heart conditions in an emergency, but also our students and staff who may be completely unaware of a condition. SCA isn’t predictable, so we have to be prepared,” said Nancy Alderdyce, head nurse for Marion Independent School District and long-time advocate for SCA preparedness in schools.

The donated devices are HeartSine samaritan® PAD 350P AEDs, by HeartSine Technologies, a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, and are sourced by Think Safe, headquartered in the Cedar Rapids metro area. Think Safe has been providing life-saving equipment and training for over 10 years, all over the world, and is an innovator in the first aid industry, holding various proprietary patents as a manufacturer of First Voice first aid hardware and software products. Think Safe is dedicated to the fight against SCA and gladly offers AED grants or contributing donations to help offset the costs of life-saving devices.

“Mercy is pleased to be partnering with Think Safe to make the AEDs available for donation in our community,” said Melissa Cullum, community benefit manager at Mercy Medical Center.  “Mercy is committed to equipping qualifying local non-profits with these life-saving devices.  We know AED’s are a critical component in increasing survival rates among sudden cardiac arrest victims.”

The AEDs will be installed throughout the month of November on the following dates.

Friday, November 20, 2015:
St. Wenceslaus Parish Center, 8:30 a.m.
Francis Marion Intermediate School, 9:30 a.m.
Summit Schools, 10:30 a.m.
Franklin Middle School, 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015:
Van Buren Elementary School, 9:15 a.m.
Truman Elementary School, 9:45a.m.
Jackson Elementary School, 10:15a.m.
Waypoint Services for Women, Children, and Families, 11:00a.m.
Nixon Elementary School, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, November 30, 2015:
Hiawatha Elementary School, 10:00a.m.
Washington High School, 12:45 p.m.
Wilson Middle School, 1:30p.m.
Coolidge Elementary School, 2:30 p.m.


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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