Is the Injury a Recordable Condition?

If the injury or illness only requires the following type of treatment, consider it first aid and DO NOT record.

  • Using non-prescription medications at non-prescription strength
  • Administering tetanus immunizations
  • Cleaning, flushing, or soaking wounds on the skin surface
  • Using wound coverings, bandages, band aids, gauze pads, steri-strips, butterfly bandages
  • Using hot or cold therapy
  • Using any totally non-rigid means of support, such as elastic bandages, wraps, non-rigid back belts etc.
  • Using temporary immobilization devices while transporting an accident victim
  • Drilling a fingernail or toe nail to relieve pressure or drain fluid from blister
  • 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 swab 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