Step 2. Continued: Diagnosis:

Select a Sub-Diagnosis from L26.0 - Respiration Alteration


L refers to: Respiratory which may be described as: Cluster of elements that involve breathing and the pulmonary system

26.0 refers to the major diagnosis: Respiration Alteration which may be described as: Change in or modification of the breathing function

Possible Sub-Diagnoses

If you do not want to select a sub-diagnosis from the table below, you can proceed to selecting an expected outcome for the major diagnosis 26.0 Respiration Alteration.

Major Code Sub Code Concept Definition
26.0 26.1 Airway Clearance Impairment Inability to clear secretions/obstructions in airway
26.0 26.2 Breathing Pattern Impairment Inadequate inhalation or exhalation
26.0 26.3 Gas Exchange Impairment Imbalance of oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer between lung and vascular system