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Medical Code Preparedness! [Jun. 20th, 2006|02:01 pm]
Should you suffer from injury and need medical attention, domestically or while traveling abroad, please be prepared to provide the appropriate International Classification of Disease (ICD) code. This will surely help emergency personnel and allow the government to properly log your unfortunate circumstances.

The following handy codes are part of the new ICD v10 for 2006:

  • T54.2 - Acid burns
  • T81.5 - Foreign object left in body after surgery
  • S18 - Decapitation
  • T41.5 - Poisoning by Oxygen
  • W41 - Exposure to high-pressure hydraulic jet
  • T70.4 - Traumatic injection of high-pressure fluid jet (follows from the previous)
  • T67.0 - Heatstroke (memorize this one, fursuiters!)
  • V97.3 - Sucked into jet engine
  • W22 - Walked into wall (One I should learn...)
  • V95.4 - Spacecraft accident
  • W13 - Fall from flagpole
  • W45 - Splinter
  • W53 - Bitten by rat (We get our own category!)
  • X32 - Exposure to sunlight (Special code for vampires)

Please print out a pocket refernece of these codes and keep them with you at all times! Then it's just a quick glance at your handy card (except in cases of S18).

[User Picture]From: prguitarman
2006-06-20 09:31 pm (UTC)
Human? In MY jet engine? It's more likely than you think.
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[User Picture]From: melskunk
2006-06-20 09:44 pm (UTC)
I like "bitten or struck by dog".

Stuck? They run you over? They "bitchslap" you? Huh?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-06-20 09:48 pm (UTC)
It covers the case of downtown pedestrians struck by poodles falling from skyscrapers.

You've got to worry about these things, you know.
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[User Picture]From: melskunk
2006-06-20 09:57 pm (UTC)
Then they should have W53a: bitten by radioactive rat, gain ratlike superpowers to cover all eventualities
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-06-20 10:33 pm (UTC)
Tragically, that does not happen often enough.
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[User Picture]From: polrbear
2006-06-20 10:03 pm (UTC)
I love the description of S18 - Traumatic amputation at neck level. But it does not specify if the head has been amputated from the body or the body has been amputated from the head. Clearly, a government bureaucracy needs to be formed to properly consider the question and issue a 6,000 page report on the subject in 10 years or so.
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[User Picture]From: captpackrat
2006-06-20 10:41 pm (UTC)
W59: Bitten or crushed by other reptiles

"Oh no, there goes Tokyo! Go, go Godzilla!"
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From: ex_radric52
2006-06-20 10:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't see any for "Exposure to Fandom Wank"....
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[User Picture]From: pyrate_queen
2006-06-20 10:53 pm (UTC)
Um yeah, here's hoping I'm never in need of knowing S18
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2006-06-21 07:05 am (UTC)
Heheh, they really want to cover every possibility, huh?

How about severed finger while repairing spacecratf while in outer space?
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[User Picture]From: melchar
2006-06-21 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, X32 also applies to many fan-folk, nerds and gamers - who also explode if exposed to sunlight. [Or is that just me?]
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[User Picture]From: cateriona
2006-06-22 07:10 am (UTC)
Can't I just pay that additional fee from Medical Alert and carry a computer chip instead? I only know a few numbers in French, German and Spanish, and the letter "Z."
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