ICD-9 Code E910.2

Accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in other sport or recreational activity without diving equipment

Not Valid for Submission

E910.2 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in other sport or recreational activity without diving equipment. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: E910.2
Short Description:Swimming accident NOS
Long Description:Accidental drowning and submersion while engaged in other sport or recreational activity without diving equipment

Convert E910.2 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • W69.XXXA - Accidental drown while in natural water, init

Code Classification

  • External causes of injury (V)
    • Accidents caused by submersion, suffocation, and foreign bodies (E910-E915)
      • E910 Accidental drowning and submersion

Information for Medical Professionals

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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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.