What is First Aid?
If the incident required only the following types of treatment, consider it first aid.
Do not record the following:
- using non-prescription medications at non-prescription strength
- administering tetanus immunizations
- cleaning, flushing, or soaking wounds on the skin surface
- using wound coverings, such as bandages, adhesive strips, gauze pads, butterfly bandages, etc.
- using hot or cold therapy
- using any non-rigid means of support, such as elastic bandages, wraps, non-rigid back belts, etc.
- using temporary immobilization devices while transporting an accident victim (splints, slings, neck collars, or back boards)
- drilling a fingernail or toenail to relieve pressure or draining fluids from blisters
- using eye patches
- using simple irrigation or a cotton swab to remove foreign bodies not embedded in or adhered to the eye
- using irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs, or other simple means to remove splinters or foreign material from areas other than the eye
- using finger guards
- using massages
- drinking fluids to relieve heat stress