Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) / Edition 3

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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 Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
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: 9780323023917
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/27/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Nursing Outcomes Classification: Background, Testing, and Use in Clinical Educational Settings 1
Ch. 1 Outcome Development and Significance 3
Ch. 2 The Current Classification 19
Ch. 3 Testing the NOC Outcomes With Clinical Data 49
Ch. 4 Using NOC in Clinical Settings 66
Ch. 5 Using NOC in Education and Research 86
Pt. 2 NOC Taxonomy 99
Overview of the NOC Taxonomy 100
Pt. 3 Outcomes 123
Pt. 4 Health Patterns-NOC Linkages 571
NANDA International-NOC Linkages 579
Pt. 5 Core Outcomes for Nursing Specialty Areas 665
Pt. 6 Appendixes 695
App. A Outcomes: New, Revised, and Retired Since the Second Edition 697
App. B NOC Outcomes Placed in the Taxonomy of Nursing Practice 709
App. C Selected Criterion Tools With Psychometrics for Evaluating NOC Outcomes Used in Test Sites 720
App. D Reliability and Validity Estimates for all NOC Outcomes Tested in Sites 767
App. E Implementation Examples in Practice Settings 780
App. F Application Examples in Educational Settings 803
App. G Guidelines For Submission of a New or Revised Outcome 827
App. H Selected Publications 829
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