Nursing Diagnoses

CCC of Nursing Diagnoses (V2.5) consists of 176 Nursing Diagnoses (60 major & 116 sub-categories). The major categories represent concrete patient problems and the sub-categories represent more precise related concepts.  Concept Each depicts patient problems/ diagnoses and/or healthcare conditions requiring clinical care by nurses and other healthcare providers. The Nursing Diagnoses and/or Patient Problems were collected from the original live research data that represented unique diagnostic concepts structured as a noun clause.

Definition    

A Nursing Diagnosis is defined as “A clinical judgement about the healthcare consumer’s response to actual or potential health conditions or needs. The diagnosis provided the basis for determination of a plan to achieve expected outcomes.  Registered nurses utilize nursing and medical diagnoses depending upon education and clinical preparation and legal authority” (ANA, 2010, p.64).

Description

The CCC of Nursing Diagnoses were derived from the 40,361 patient problems and/or nursing diagnosis narrative statements collected from the research study patients for an entire episode of care as requiring nursing services including the actual outcome of the care on Discharge.  The diagnostic narrative statements analyzed using “keyword” sorts as well as other statistically analyses resulting in the development of the major categories and sub-categories for the varying concept scopes which were structured as noun clauses. As described, the statements were coded with the preliminary vocabulary and then categorized by the original 20 Care Component Classes. The diagnoses were also linked to the most appropriate interventions that were considered the key activities to treat them. You can explore them in the table below:

CompLetter CompName CompDescription
A Activity Cluster of elements that involve the use of energy in carrying out musculoskeletal and bodily actions.
B Bowel/Gastric Cluster of elements that involve the gastrointestinal system.
C Cardiac Cluster of elements that involve the heart and blood vessels.
D Cognitive/Neuro Cluster of elements that involve the cognitive, mental, cerebral, and neurological processes.
E Coping Cluster of elements that involve the ability to deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties.
F Fluid Volume Cluster of elements that involve liquid consumption.
G Health Behavioral Cluster of elements that involve actions to sustain, maintain, or regain health.
H Medication Cluster of elements that involve medicinal substances.
I Metabolic Cluster of elements that involve the endocrine and immunological processes.
J Nutritional Cluster of elements that involve the intake of food and nutrients.
K Physical Regulation Cluster of elements that involve bodily processes.
L Respiratory Cluster of elements that involve breathing and the pulmonary system
M Role Relationship Cluster of elements involving interpersonal, work, social, family, and sexual interactions.
N Safety Cluster of elements that involve prevention of injury, danger, loss, or abuse.
O Self-Care Cluster of elements that involve the ability to carry out activities to maintain oneself.
P Self-Concept Cluster of elements that involve an individual's mental image of oneself.
Q Sensory Cluster of elements that involve the senses including pain.
R Skin Integrity Cluster of elements that involve the mucous membrane, corneal, integumentary, or subcutaneous structures of the body.
S Tissue Perfusion Cluster of elements that involve the oxygenation of tissues, including the circulatory and vascular systems.
T Urinary Elimination Cluster of elements that involve the genitourinary system.
U Life Cycle Cluster of elements that involve the life span of individuals.
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