ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W67

Accidental drowning and submersion while in swimming-pool

Diagnosis Code W67

ICD-10: W67
Short Description: Accidental drowning and submersion while in swimming-pool
Long Description: Accidental drowning and submersion while in swimming-pool
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W67

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The code W67 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Accidental non-transport drowning and submersion (W65-W74)
      • Accidental drowning and submersion while in swimming-pool (W67)

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


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