Diagnosis Code W32
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code W32 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- 7th Characters: "With"
The word “with” should be interpreted to mean “associated with” or “due to” when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word “with” in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.
- The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category W32
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- accidental discharge and malfunction of gun for single hand use
- accidental discharge and malfunction of pistol
- accidental discharge and malfunction of revolver
- Handgun discharge and malfunction NOS
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- accidental airgun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
- accidental BB gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
- accidental pellet gun discharge and malfunction (W34.010, W34.110)
- accidental shotgun discharge and malfunction (W33.01, W33.11)
- assault by handgun discharge (X93)
- handgun discharge involving legal intervention (Y35.0-)
- handgun discharge involving military or war operations (Y36.4-)
- intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)
- Very pistol discharge and malfunction (W34.09, W34.19)
Information for Patients
Wounds and Injuries
Also called: Traumatic injuries
An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.
Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.
Other common types of injuries include
- Animal bites
- Electrical injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Crush injury
- Cuts and puncture wounds
- Electrical injury
- Gunshot wounds -- aftercare
- How wounds heal
- Human bites -- self-care
- Laceration - sutures or staples - at home
- Lacerations - liquid bandage
- Surgical wound care
- Surgical wound infection - treatment
- Wet to dry dressing changes
- Wound care centers