ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W16.811

Jump/div into oth water striking water surface causing drown

Diagnosis Code W16.811

ICD-10: W16.811
Short Description: Jump/div into oth water striking water surface causing drown
Long Description: Jumping or diving into other water striking water surface causing drowning and submersion
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W16.811

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


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

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