ICD-9 Diagnosis Code E984

Undeterm circ-submersion

Diagnosis Code E984

ICD-9: E984
Short Description: Undeterm circ-submersion
Long Description: Submersion (drowning), undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code E984

Code Classification
  • External causes of injury (V)
    • Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted (E980-E989)
      • E984 Submersion [drowning], undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted

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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