Injury, Poisoning, and Other External Causes (Trauma)




This module presents an overview of the in injury and poisoning codes categorized to Chapter 19 of ICD-10-CM. The similarities and differences between S and T codes in Chapter 19 will also be highlighted.
This module is comprised of five lessons:
•Medical terminology and anatomy related to trauma.
•General code format and conventions.
•Coding for trauma.
•Coding for poisonings, adverse effects and underdosings.
•Coding practice.


•Differentiate between different body planes.
•Identify the different parts of a long bone.
•Identify certain fractures as open vs. closed and displaced vs. nondisplaced.
•List the three main seventh character extensions that are used throughout Chapter 19.
•Identify the first character in codes for injuries of specific body parts.
•Apply category-specific seventh character extensions to fracture codes.
•Explain the difference between burns and corrosions in the ICD-10-CM classification.
•Apply ICD-10-CM coding principles and guidelines to selected trauma and drug and chemical-related conditions.
•Given a diagnostic statement or case study, assign ICD-10-CM codes.

CE Credits

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Technical Requirments

Recommended operating systems:
Window 7 or higher
Mac OS 10.7 or higher

Supported Browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or greater
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
Google Chrome 2.0 or greater
Apple Safari 2.0 or greater

DSL or better
Recommended internet connection speed 500 or higher kbps

Additional Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Current version of Java

Sound: (all modules are fully narrated)
Computer speakers or headset

Printer access to print CEU certifications


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