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Blood borne exposure

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    Hi,
    can somebody help me out? The report states "The Pt was injecting local anethesia prior to a procedure. While he was recapping a 25g needle and stuck his left middle finger. He immediatly flushed and cleansed the area." The impression states bloodborne exposure, what dx can be given.

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    Is this part of a homework assignment? If so, what codes are you thinking about?

    Look for an injury and poisoning code, a V code for the exposure and an E code for the needlestick if you are reporting external causes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umas86 View Post
    hi,
    can somebody help me out? The report states "the pt was injecting local anethesia prior to a procedure. While he was recapping a 25g needle and stuck his left middle finger. He immediatly flushed and cleansed the area." the impression states bloodborne exposure, what dx can be given.
    883.0
    v15.85
    e920.8
    e000.0
    e849.3

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    Thanks a lot

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