Nursing Outcomes Classification

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The Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) is a classification system which describes patient outcomes sensitive to nursing intervention. The NOC is a system to evaluate the effects of nursing care as a part of the nursing process. The NOC contains 330 outcomes, and each with a label, a definition, and a set of indicators and measures to determine achievement of the nursing outcome and are included The terminology is an American Nurses' Association-recognized terminology, is included in the UMLS, and is HL7 registered.[1][2]

With the development of advanced nursing practice and the need to demonstrate effectiveness in patient care, academics and advanced practitioners have started researching and identifying nursing-sensitive outcome.[3][4][5][6] These are defined as defined as an individual’s, family or community state, behaviour or perception that is measured along a continuum in response to nursing intervention.[7] Nursing sensitive outcomes have been identifying in rheumatology nursing,[8] paediatric nursing[9] and in intensive care.[10][11]

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References

  1. Donahue, M.P. & Brighton, V., Nursing outcome classification: Development and implementation, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 1998, 12(5)
  2. S. Moorhead, M. Johnson, M. Maas, E. Swanson, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), Elsevier, Fourth Edition, 936 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-323-05408-0

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