Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Aspiration


Related Terms

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Culdocentesis
  • Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Spinal Tap
  • Thoracentesis

Specialists

  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • General Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Aspiration is not associated with a period of disability. If complications arise, the period of disability is related to the type of complication, severity of symptoms, and individual's response to treatment.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
03.31 - Spinal Tap; Lumbar Puncture for Removal of Dye
06.01 - Aspiration of Thyroid Field; Percutaneous or Needle Drainage of Thyroid Field
12.21 - Diagnostic Aspiration of Anterior Chamber of Eye
13.3 - Extracapsular Extraction of Lens by Simple Aspiration (and Irrigation) Technique; Irrigation of Traumatic Cataract
13.4 - Cataract Surgery; Extracapsular Extraction of Lens by Fragmentation and Aspiration Technique
14.11 - Diagnostic Aspiration of Vitreous
16.22 - Diagnostic Aspiration of Orbit
22.0 - Aspiration and Lavage of Nasal Sinus
22.00 - Aspiration and Lavage of Nasal Sinus, Not Otherwise Specified
22.01 - Puncture of Nasal Sinus for Aspiration or Lavage
22.02 - Aspiration or Lavage of Nasal Sinus through Natural Ostium
41.32 - Closed (Aspiration) (Percutaneous) Biopsy of Spleen
41.91 - Aspiration of Bone Marrow From Donor for Transplant
50.91 - Percutaneous Aspiration of Liver
51.01 - Percutaneous Aspiration of Gallbladder; Percutaneous cholecystotomy for Drainage; That by: Needle or Catheter
52.11 - Closed (Aspiration) (Needle) (Percutaneous) Biopsy of Pancreas
54.91 - Percutaneous Abdominal Drainage; Paracentesis
57.11 - Percutaneous Aspiration of Bladder
60.71 - Percutaneous Aspiration of Seminal Vesicle
60.91 - Percutaneous Aspiration of Prostate
61.91 - Percutaneous Aspiration of Tunica Vaginalis; Aspiration of Hydrocele of Tunica Vaginalis
62.91 - Aspiration of Testis
63.91 - Aspiration of Spermatocele
65.11 - Aspiration Biopsy of Ovary
65.91 - Aspiration of Ovary
66.91 - Aspiration of Fallopian Tube
69.5 - Aspiration Curettage of Uterus
71.21 - Percutaneous Aspiration of Bartholins Gland (Cyst)
81.91 - Arthrocentesis; Joint Aspiration
83.94 - Aspiration of Bursa
83.95 - Aspiration of Other Soft Tissue
85.91 - Aspiration of Breast
86.01 - Aspiration of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

Complications

Complications may vary depending on the site of aspiration but in general include bruising at the insertion point, bleeding, and infection. Aspirations of the chest cavity can be associated with a collapsed lung. Aspirations of the abdominal cavity rarely result in injury to the intestines or other organs.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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