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Our Mission

Understanding what we are about and what drives us to be the best in our industry, is best summed up by the statement below.

“The fact that more than 1 million serious accidents occur each year in the United States demands more widespread knowledge of first aid. A great many lives have been saved each year by the prompt application of first aid and many more could have been saved had the principles of intelligent first aid been more generally known.”

While the statement above is certainly compelling, what makes it even more alarming is that it comes from the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania in the year 1917. So how much better have we done in saving lives?

In 2006, US emergency rooms received more than 111 million visits with approximately 50% due to unintentional injuries. Even today, unintentional injuries remain the number one killer of Americans in ages 1-44 and the number one killer of children worldwide. 

If information like this has been available for well over 90 years, why haven’t we improved our approach to first aid and in saving lives?

To better understand the original intent and role in developing a system of victim care and transportation, the Department of Transportation, in the early 70’s, met with military medical specialists from each of the three branches (Army, Air Force and Navy), seeking their input and assistance in the planning  of this country’s Emergency Medical System (EMS).

The military model, utilized in Korea and Viet Nam, revolved around a ‘chain of survival’ and included three levels of care; basic life support, emergency care/transportation, and primary care. Each of these links is co-dependent on the other as often the number of victims and the ability of the medic/corpsman to reach everyone within the first 3-4 minutes made it necessary for some level of basic life support to be provided by non-professional responders or in military terms, ‘"all hands".

CHAIN OF SURVIVAL

 

Military Model

Civilian Model

Basic Life Support

Every soldier, marine, etc

All Of Us

Emergency Care

Medic, Corpsman, etc

EMT, Paramedic

Primary Care

Field hospital, hospital ship, etc

Hospital ER’s


In 95% of all emergencies, bystanders are the first on the scene. In these cases, the first 3-4 minutes following an accident/injury are the most critical to maintain basic life support and to prevent further injury.

Our Approach

It is and has been the belief of the Company that the role of the first aid kit must evolve to a new form to fill this gap. The function of first aid kits must go beyond simply being a container or pouch filled with a myriad of medical supplies. The kits themselves must assist the user to recall essential information, act as a prompt or stimulus to overcome hesitation, and guide the user through those situations and conditions which cannot be adequately duplicated in classical training settings.

Dr. Maurizio Miglietta, Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery and Trauma, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, recently stated that “Administering rapid and accurate first aid is a critical and essential link in the management of injury victims. Given the high level of stress and anxiety experienced by those faced with an injury, there is no doubt that the use of audio and visual guidance can make a difference” 

Our Credentials

Based on experience in military medicine and product design, the principals of Intelligent First Aid have blended their expertise to develop innovative first aid tools for over 30 years. From participating with the Department of Transportation in the development of this country’s emergency medical services program to developing state of the art response systems for offshore oil and isolated construction sites, to user friendly kits for the home, they bring a unique and knowledgeable approach to the first aid business.

Augmenting this talent and experience, the Company also relies on its advisory group of trauma physicians, emergency room nurses, paramedics, firefighters, educators, and product specialists to ensure its products represent the most reliable and tested first aid kits on the market today.