Diagnosis Code W46
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code W46 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- 7th Characters: 7th Characters
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
- The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category W46
Information for Patients
Occupational Health for Health Care Providers
Health care workers are exposed to many job hazards. These can include
- Needle injuries
- Back injuries
- Allergy-causing substances
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 (Medical Encyclopedia)