Nursing Minimum Data Set

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nursing minimum data set (NMDS)

a minimum set of items of information with uniform definitions and categories concerning the specific dimension of nursing, which meets the information needs of multiple data users in the health care system. It is the first attempt to standardize the collection of essential nursing data.

Nurs·ing Min·i·mum Da·ta Set

(NMDS) (nŭrsing min'i-mŭm dā'tă set)
1. Standardized set of nursing data developed to describe nursing care applicable across diverse clinical practice settings; includes data relating to nursing diagnoses, interventions, outcomes, and intensity of nursing care.
2. Smallest amount of information necessary to define cost and quality of nursing care.

Nursing Minimum Data Set



A standardized set of data identifying essential, common, and core data elements collected in all settings for any patients/clients receiving nursing care. They include the three broad elements of: nursing care, patient or client demographics, and service.
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RESOLVED, that the Iowa Nurses Association supports the American Nurses Association recommendations in use of nationally recognized and approved nursing terminologies within Electronic Health Records for uniform documentation of nursing care elements as defined for the Nursing Minimum Data Set, and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Iowa Nurses Association supports the American Nurses Association to ensure the Electronic Health Record contain the Nursing Minimum data Set with functions to meet the requirements of the NIDSEC standards to support a safe and quality nursing practice, and be it further
Identification of the nursing minimum data set (pp.
A number of nurse researchers have applied statistical methods for knowledge discovery in large databases for purposes such as predicting preterm birth (Goodwin, VanDyne, Lin, & Talbert, 2003), predicting admission from long-term care into acute care (Abbott, Quirolgico, Manchand, Canfield, & Adya, 1998), and examining relationships among the elements of the Nursing Minimum Data Set (Delaney, Ruiz, Clarke, & Srinivasan, 2000).
Efforts during the 1980s to explicate a nursing data model that could be used in the hospital billing and discharge abstract resulted in the proposal for a nursing minimum data set (NMDS) to be included in the hospital billing abstract (Werley, Lang, & Westlake, 1986; Werley, Devine, Zorn, Ryan, & Westra, 1991).
Introduction to the nursing minimum data set and its development.
Are all clinical data elements specified in the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and is related nursing data stored permanently in the CDR or database?
This will include aligning workforce data to the nursing Minimum Data Sets (MDS), Arizona Statutes and emerging policy needs.

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