ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V15.85

Hx-cont/exps haz bdy fld

Diagnosis Code V15.85

ICD-9: V15.85
Short Description: Hx-cont/exps haz bdy fld
Long Description: Personal history of contact with and (suspected) exposure to potentially hazardous body fluids
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V15.85

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V15 Other personal history presenting hazards to health

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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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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