ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R09.01

Asphyxia

Diagnosis Code R09.01

ICD-10: R09.01
Short Description: Asphyxia
Long Description: Asphyxia
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R09.01

Valid for Submission
The code R09.01 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems (R00-R09)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the circ and resp sys (R09)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R09.01 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 205 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 206 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Asphyxiation
  • Collapse
  • Inhalation of liquid in lower respiratory tract
  • On examination - collapse - asphyxia
  • On examination - respiratory arrest
  • Pulmonary aspiration of fluid
  • Suffocating

Information for Patients


Breathing Problems

When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes you can have mild breathing problems because of a stuffy nose or intense exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.

Many conditions can make you feel short of breath:

  • Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema, or pneumonia
  • Problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system
  • Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Allergies

If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

  • Blood gases (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breath sounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breathing difficulty (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breathing difficulty - lying down (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How to breathe when you are short of breath (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How to Properly Put On, Take Off a Disposable Respirator (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rapid shallow breathing (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wheezing (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Choking

Food or small objects can cause choking if they get caught in your throat and block your airway. This keeps oxygen from getting to your lungs and brain. If your brain goes without oxygen for more than four minutes, you could have brain damage or die.

Young children are at an especially high risk of choking. They can choke on foods like hot dogs, nuts and grapes, and on small objects like toy pieces and coins. Keep hazards out of their reach and supervise them when they eat.

When someone is choking, quick action can be lifesaving. Learn how to do back blows, the Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrusts), and CPR.

  • Blockage of upper airway (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Choking - unconscious adult or child over 1 year (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Drowning

People drown when they get too much water in their lungs. You can drown in as little as an inch or two of water. Babies can drown in a sink or bathtub. Preschoolers are most likely to drown in a swimming pool. People who have seizure disorders are also at risk in the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.

Drowning precautions should include

  • Fences around pools
  • Supervising children near any body of water, including tubs
  • Not swimming or boating when under the influence of alcohol or sedatives
  • Wearing life jackets when boating
  • Learning CPR

  • Near drowning (Medical Encyclopedia)


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