Legal Protection for AED Owners & AED Users
Setting up and maintaining international, national and even any smaller multiple location AED programs can be complicated. The consequences of ill-managed AED programs are often unrecognized until an actual AED event or sudden death occurs, typically when a cardiac arrest victim dies unnecessarily and a lawsuit is filed.
Think Safe's comprehensive professional consulting services and products or solutions enable you to proactively mitigate this legal liability risk from your AED program. Services provided include program implementation and AED deployment to policy recommendations and development, AED owner state civil liability immunity law compliance verification, AED program communication recommendations and tools, and AED maintenance checklists, AED training, AED tracking software tools and servicing applications. Think Safe products and services are tailored to meet your organization's needs and simplify your AED program management.
All products and services offered offer legal protection for AED owners and AED users. All states and even some local jurisdictions have certain requirements for both parties. Think Safe has an extensive database of compliance requirements for both parties and can provide support services and products for any multiple location organization's needs.
AED owners & AED users can benefit from the legal protection offered by Think Safe's products and services that include:
Think Safe does not only provide product solutions. We believe in helping you develop a solid emergency response, AED and first aid program for the betterment of your organization. One component of a solid program is proper AED, first aid and CPR certified or refresher training as well as other pertinent training courses required by OSHA or relevant industry regulations.
Think Safe has training options which are affordable and flexible. Our company has a established nationwide and international base of experienced industry experts with connections to all major training organizations.
OSHA & Industry Regulatory Requirements:
Our training recommendations will comply with current first aid & CPR science research for best outcomes and will meet or exceed OSHA requirements or recommendations summarized in OSHA Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First Aid Program. Certain industries have other regulations and mandates to consider, such as healthcare, EMS, or education.
Think Safe can align you with quality yet affordable industry compliant ONLINE, BLENDED (online with in-person assessment), and IN-PERSON training solutions for CPR/AED/First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogen curriculum. Think Safe even has an industry leading Train The Trainer program to allow you to bring your training in-house for more control and flexibility.
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CPR, First Aid and Emergency Response Related Curriculum History and Facts:
The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) was formed in 1992 to provide a forum for the coordination of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation worldwide. This scientific body is currently made up of representatives from the American Heart Association, the European Resuscitation Council, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation, the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa, and the InterAmerican Heart Foundation.
In 2000, ILCOR, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, produced the first international CPR guidelines. In 2005, ILCOR again convened a group of internationally recognized experts from a variety of countries, cultures, and disciplines to "evaluate and form an expert consensus on all peer-reviewed scientific studies related to CPR and ECC (emergency cardiovascular care)." The recommendations that resulted from this group\'s work are published in The 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR); more commonly known as 2005 ECC Guidelines.
All of the above organizations and many others sit on the National First Aid Science Advisory Board This board is helping to ensure proper First Aid techniques are researched to assist in the improvement of outcomes for patients or victims. Unlike the realm of CPR, no single consensus document exists that establishes First Aid training program guidelines; however American Heart Association (AHA) is the main research organization on first aid topics in the United States. Since there are no "national consensus guidelines" often times AHA protocols are followed by many major training organizations. In 2004, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross collaborated to form the 2005 Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations for First Aid. There are a few subtle differences in major training organization first aid procedure recommendations however and Think Safe is knowledgeable of these differences and why they exist. Think Safe can help you decide what training organization best meets your organization needs.
OSHA also requires that employers shall ensure that all employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (bloodborne pathogen exposure or BBP exposure) participate in a training program which must be provided at no cost to the employee and during working hours. Our recommendations will meet or exceed OSHA and other industry mandates for bloodborne pathogens (BBP) training recommendations as summarized in OSHA 1910.1030(g)(2).
What other certified courses or training options are available from Think Safe?