Nursing Outcomes Classification

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Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)

a comprehensive, standardized system to classify outcomes of nursing interventions. 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. NOC outcomes have been linked to NANDA diagnoses. At present, NOC includes 385 nursing outcomes for use for individual patients or individual family caregivers in the home. NOC outcomes 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.

Nurs·ing Out·comes Clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(NOC) (nŭrs'ing owt'kŭmz klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
Standardized classification of patient/client outcomes for evaluating effects of nursing interventions.
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This slim volume introduces the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NCC), the first comprehensive standardized approach to patient outcomes responsive to nursing intervention.
In addition, there are classification systems such as North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA), Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC), and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) (Johnson, Bulechek, Douchterman, Maas, & Moorhead, 2001) to use as guides for professional practice (see Figure 3).