ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y62.0

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical operation

Diagnosis Code Y62.0

ICD-10: Y62.0
Short Description: Failure of sterile precautions during surgical operation
Long Description: Failure of sterile precautions during surgical operation
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y62.0


Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Failure of steril precaut during surgical and medical care (Y62)

Information for Patients


Infection Control

Every year, lives are lost because of the spread of infections in hospitals. Health care workers can take steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These steps are part of infection control.

Proper hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals. If you are a patient, don't be afraid to remind friends, family and health care providers to wash their hands before getting close to you.

Other steps health care workers can take include

  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Staying up-to-date with immunizations
  • Using gloves, masks and protective clothing
  • Making tissues and hand cleaners available
  • Following hospital guidelines when dealing with blood or contaminated items

  • After an exposure to sharps or body fluids
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Central line infections - hospitals
  • Cleaning supplies and equipment
  • Cleaning to prevent the spread of germs
  • Isolation precautions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Preventing infections when visiting
  • Staph infections - hospital


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