ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W69

Accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water

Diagnosis Code W69

ICD-10: W69
Short Description: Accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water
Long Description: Accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W69


Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Accidental non-transport drowning and submersion (W65-W74)
      • Accidental drowning and submersion while in natural water (W69)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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