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a research-based and comprehensive practice, documentation, and information management framework based on the nursing or problem-solving process, the clinician-client relationship, and concepts of diagnostic reasoning, clinical judgment, and quality improvement. It was designed for members of various disciplines, including nurses, other health care professionals, and students. It consists of three relational, reliable, and valid clinical components useful from the time of client admission until discharge from service. The components are designed for classifying assessment (problem classification scheme), interventions (intervention scheme), and outcomes measurement (problem rating scale for outcomes). See Appendix on the Omaha System.
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O·ma·ha sys·tem(ō'mă-haw sis'tĕm)
Classification system for managing data involving individual patients, families, and communities. Data are organized under three components: problems, interventions, and outcomes.
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