ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W22.041S

Strike wall of swimming pool causing drown, sequela

Diagnosis Code W22.041S

ICD-10: W22.041S
Short Description: Strike wall of swimming pool causing drown, sequela
Long Description: Striking against wall of swimming pool causing drowning and submersion, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W22.041S

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The code W22.041S is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Striking against or struck by other objects (W22)

Information for Patients


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 (Medical Encyclopedia)

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