Fulfilling the Dream: Identifying Outcomes of Nursing Care Using the Nursing Outcomes Classification

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161624
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fulfilling the Dream: Identifying Outcomes of Nursing Care Using the Nursing Outcomes Classification
Abstract:
Fulfilling the Dream: Identifying Outcomes of Nursing Care Using the Nursing Outcomes Classification
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Moorhead, Sue, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 458 Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:319.335.7110
Nursing administrators and managers have long dreamed of being able to report in meaningful terms the quality of care delivered by nurses in their institutions and agencies. This dream has been elusive, as much of what nursing does remains invisible to the public, policy makers, other disciplines, and nurses themselves. Today the use of standardized languages in clinical practice has made it possible to describe more than medication errors, incidence of falls, and infection rates in hospitals as outcomes of care. The use of the North American Nursing Diagnoses Association Classification (NANDA), the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) has made it possible to describe the outcomes of treatments provided by nurses. This paper will provide unit level data of the changes in outcomes patients experienced in response to nursing interventions for specific nursing diagnoses. These data have been collected as a large study focused on testing the outcome measurement scales of the NOC across 13 test sites in the Midwest. The sites include long- term care, community and tertiary hospitals, a nursing center, community health clinics, visiting nurses, and parish nursing. These data demonstrate the areas in which nurses are making the difference in improving patient outcomes or maintaining functioning at the highest level possible. Nurse administrators and managers who have these data are better equipped to make decisions that impact quality of care for the clients they serve. Fulfilling the dream of being able to share the outcomes of care achieved by nurses in their agencies and institutions becomes possible.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFulfilling the Dream: Identifying Outcomes of Nursing Care Using the Nursing Outcomes Classificationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161624-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Fulfilling the Dream: Identifying Outcomes of Nursing Care Using the Nursing Outcomes Classification</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Moorhead, Sue, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 458 Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319.335.7110</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sue-moorhead@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nursing administrators and managers have long dreamed of being able to report in meaningful terms the quality of care delivered by nurses in their institutions and agencies. This dream has been elusive, as much of what nursing does remains invisible to the public, policy makers, other disciplines, and nurses themselves. Today the use of standardized languages in clinical practice has made it possible to describe more than medication errors, incidence of falls, and infection rates in hospitals as outcomes of care. The use of the North American Nursing Diagnoses Association Classification (NANDA), the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) has made it possible to describe the outcomes of treatments provided by nurses. This paper will provide unit level data of the changes in outcomes patients experienced in response to nursing interventions for specific nursing diagnoses. These data have been collected as a large study focused on testing the outcome measurement scales of the NOC across 13 test sites in the Midwest. The sites include long- term care, community and tertiary hospitals, a nursing center, community health clinics, visiting nurses, and parish nursing. These data demonstrate the areas in which nurses are making the difference in improving patient outcomes or maintaining functioning at the highest level possible. Nurse administrators and managers who have these data are better equipped to make decisions that impact quality of care for the clients they serve. Fulfilling the dream of being able to share the outcomes of care achieved by nurses in their agencies and institutions becomes possible.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:24:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:24:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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