Nursing Interventions Classification


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Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC)

a comprehensive, standardized system to classify treatments performed by nurses. It is a clinical tool developed by a research team at the University of Iowa that describes and defines the knowledge base for nursing curricula and practice. There are at present 542 nursing interventions that describe the treatments nurses perform. Each intervention has been labeled, defined, and given a list of appropriate activities. The full range of activities that nurses perform on behalf of patients are included, both independent and collaborative interventions and both direct and indirect care. A taxonomy is provided to help the nurse find what is most relevant to her or his practice area. NIC interventions have been linked to NANDA diagnoses. It is considered part of the clinical decision making of the nurse to decide and document the nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, interventions used, and outcomes achieved. The NIC system provides a standardized language to document interventions.

Nurs·ing In·ter·ven·tions Clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(NIC) (nŭrs'ing in-tĕr-ven'shŭnz klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
Standardized classification of patient/client outcomes for evaluating effects of nursing interventions.

Nursing Interventions Classification,

n.pr a comprehensive system of classification that describes and categorizes actions and therapeutic approaches performed by nurses within all types of specialties and settings. It includes therapeutic approaches for the following categories: psychosocial, physiological, treatment of illness, prevention of illness, and promotion of health. Indirect forms of treatment, such as checking an emergency chart, are also included. Each therapeutic approach is given a specific numerical code that is used to facilitate the process of computerization. Also called
NIC.

Nurs·ing In·ter·ven·tions Clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(NIC) (nŭrs'ing in-tĕr-ven'shŭnz klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
Standardized classification of patient/client outcomes for evaluating effects of nursing interventions.
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