ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W46.0

Contact with hypodermic needle

Diagnosis Code W46.0

ICD-10: W46.0
Short Description: Contact with hypodermic needle
Long Description: Contact with hypodermic needle
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W46.0

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Contact with hypodermic needle (W46)

Information for Patients

Occupational Health for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare workers are exposed to many job hazards. These can include

  • Infections
  • Needle injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Allergy-causing substances
  • Violence
  • Stress

Follow good job safety and injury prevention practices. They can reduce your risk of health problems. Use protective equipment, follow infection control guidelines, learn the right way to lift heavy objects, and find ways to manage stress.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

  • Personal protective equipment

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