Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) / Edition 4

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This text standardizes the terminology and criteria for measurable or desirable outcomes as a result of interventions performed by nurses. Clinicians, students, educators, researchers, and administrators in a variety of clinical, educational and research venues can use the classification, which serves as an important focus for both cost containment and effective care. This new edition is even more comprehensive and includes specific indicators that can be used as intermediate outcomes or to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement.

• Supplies 385 research-based nursing outcome labels to provide standardization of expected patient outcomes.
• Provides links between NOC outcomes and NANDA nursing diagnoses to promote clinical decision-making.
• Presents a definition, a list of indicators, a publication facts line, and references for each outcome.

• Includes 58 brand-new outcome labels that address important issues such as burn healing and burn recovery, cancer management, preterm infant care, and drug abuse cessation behavior.
• Provides 67 revised outcome labels that supply the most up-to-date information on a wide variety of outcomes, including caregiver stressors, asthma self-management, substance use control, and pain level.

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Reviewer: Carole A. Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (Council of International Neonatal Nurses)
Description: This fourth edition of this outcomes classification book (previously published in 2004) presents new nursing outcomes that are tied to NANDA diagnoses and Gordon's Functional Patterns. It uses the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS) that is found in current electronic medical records (EMRs).
Purpose: The purpose is to provide nurses with outcomes for nursing interventions that are linked to all aspects of the nursing process, including electronic documentation. Nurses' judgment is critical in identifying appropriate outcomes. Thus, the reader is encouraged to develop sound diagnostic reasoning skills.
Audience: The audience is nursing students and practicing nurses.
Features: This edition builds on the strong background of the previous three editions. There are 58 new outcomes listed, along with changes in outcomes identified in previous editions. The book offers guidelines on how to apply the information in various clinical settings. The first section reviews the evolution of the NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classification) system and includes research to support this system. The second section addresses the development of the NOC taxonomy including recent revisions. Part three presents the list of outcomes, while section four links these outcomes with NANDA diagnoses and Gordon's Functional Health Patterns. Part five introduces findings from specialty organizations and part six offers the new and revised outcomes as well as guidelines for submission of new ones. The outcomes are presented in an easy to follow format. They indicate the domain, class, scale for measurement, definition, and target. References for more information are also included.
Assessment: This book, written by the research team that created the NOC system, has a long track record. No comparable book on the market has this depth and breadth of information and clinical application. This new version takes into account changes in practice as well as applications in the new electronic medical records documentation systems.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323054089
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Series: Nursing Outcomes Classification Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 936
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE - Nursing Outcomes Classification: Background, Testing, and Use in Clinical and Educational Settings

1. Outcome Development and Significance

2. The Current Classification

3. Testing the NOC Outcomes with Clinical Data

4. Using NOC in Clinical Settings

5. Using NOC in Education and Research

PART TWO - NOC Taxonomy

PART THREE – Outcomes

PART FOUR - Health Patterns–NOC Linkages, NANDA International–NOC Linkages

PART FIVE - Core Outcomes for Nursing Specialty Areas

PART SIX - Appendixes

A. Outcomes: New, Revised, and Retired Since the Third Edition

B. NOC Outcomes Placed in the Taxonomy of Nursing Practice

C. Selected Criterion Tools with Psychometrics for Evaluating NOC Outcomes Used in Test Sites

D. Summary Data for NOC Outcomes Tested in 10 Sites

E. Implementation Examples in Practice Settings

F. Application Examples in Educational Settings

G. Guidelines for Submission of a New or Revised Outcome

H. Selected Publications

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