ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W16.621

Jump/div into natural body of water strk bottom cause drown

Diagnosis Code W16.621

ICD-10: W16.621
Short Description: Jump/div into natural body of water strk bottom cause drown
Long Description: Jumping or diving into natural body of water striking bottom causing drowning and submersion
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W16.621

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The code W16.621 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls (W00-W19)
      • Fall, jump or diving into water (W16)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code W16.621 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W16.621 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Drowning(accidental)
      • following
        • jump or dive
          • into
            • water NOS
              • striking bottom
    • Drowning(accidental)
      • in
        • natural water (lake) (open sea) (river) (stream) (pond)
          • following
            • dive or jump
              • striking bottom
    • Jumped, jumping
      • into water
        • in
          • natural body
            • striking bottom
              • causing drowning

Information for Patients


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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