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Medical treatment means the management and care of a patient to combat disease or disorder. Medical treatment includes:

All treatment not otherwise excluded (below).

  • Using prescription medications, or use of a non-prescription drug at prescription strength.
  • Using wound closing devices such as surgical glue, sutures, and staples.
  • Using any devices with rigid stays or other systems designed to immobilize parts of the body.
  • Administration of oxygen to treat injury or illness.

Exclusions from definition of medical treatment

Medical treatment excludes the following items:

  • Observation or counseling. Visits to a physician or other licensed health care professional solely for observation or counseling;
  • Diagnostic procedures. The conduct of diagnostic procedures, such as x-rays and blood tests, including the administration of prescription medications used solely for diagnostic purposes (e.g., eye drops to dilate pupils); or
  • First aid. First aid as defined below.

Definition of first aid - excluded from medical treatment

"First Aid" includes the following items. This is a complete list of all treatments considered to be first aid.

Using a non-prescription medication at nonprescription strength (NOTE: for medications available in both prescription and non-prescription form, a recommendation by a physician or other licensed health care professional to use a non-prescription medication at prescription strength is considered medical treatment for record keeping purposes);

Administering tetanus immunizations (NOTE: other immunizations, such as Hepatitis B vaccine or rabies vaccine, are considered medical treatment);

Cleaning, flushing or soaking wounds on the surface of the skin;

Using wound coverings such as bandages, Band-Aids, gauze pads, etc.; or using butterfly bandages or Steri-Strips (NOTE: other wound closing devices such as sutures, staples, etc., are considered medical treatment);

Using hot or cold therapy;

Using any non-rigid means of support, such as elastic bandages, wraps, non-rigid back belts, etc. (NOTE: devices with rigid stays or other systems designed to immobilize parts of the body are considered medical treatment for record keeping purposes);

Using temporary immobilization devices while transporting an accident victim (e.g., splints, slings, neck collars, back boards, etc.).

Drilling of a fingernail or toenail to relieve pressure, or draining fluid from a blister;

Using eye patches;

Removing foreign bodies from the eye using only irrigation or a cotton swab;

Removing splinters or foreign material from areas other than the eye by irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs or other simple means;

Using finger guards;

Using massages (NOTE: physical therapy or chiropractic treatment are considered medical treatment for record keeping purposes); or

Drinking fluids for relief of heat stress.

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