Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC): Measurement of Health Outcomes / Edition 5

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Promoting safe and effective nursing care, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 5th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes that result from nursing interventions. Nearly 500 research-based nursing outcome labels - including 107that are NEW to this edition - help to standardize expected patient outcomes. Specific indicators make it easier to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. Written by an expert author team led by Sue Moorhead, this book is ideal for practicing nurses, students, educators, researchers, and administrators seeking to improve cost containment and patient outcomes.

  • 490 research-based nursing outcome labels promote standardization of expected patient outcomes.
  • Definitions, lists of indicators, publication facts lines, and references provide all of the information you need to understand outcomes.
  • A label name, definition, set of indications, 5 point Likert measurement scale, a publication facts line, and selected references are presented for each outcomes.
  • Linkages between NOC outcomes and 2012-2014 NANDA-I Diagnoses and Functional Health Patterns promote clinical decision-making.
  • Core outcomes are included for specialty practice across care settings.
  • 107 NEW outcome labels allow you to better define patient outcomes that are responsive to nursing care.
  • NEW! Health Management class added to the NOC taxonomy includes outcomes that describe the individual’s role in the management of an acute or chronic condition.
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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, MSN, BSN(Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences)
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: 9780323100106
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 776
  • Sales rank: 328,219
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Front Matter

PART ONE: Overview and Use of Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Chapter One: The Current Classification Chapter Two: Using NOC in Clinical, Research, and Educational Settings

PART TWO: NOC Taxonomy

PART THREE: The Outcomes

PART FOUR: NOC Linkages Health Patterns NANDA International

PART FIVE: Core Outcomes for Nursing Specialtiess

PART SIX: Appendixes Appendix A: Outcomes: New, Revised and Retired Since the Fourth Edition Appendix B: Guidelines for Submission of a New or Revised Outcome Appendix C: Previous Editions and Translations

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