Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System Manual: A Guide to Nursing Documentation

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Springer Publishing Company, Oct 9, 2006 - Medical - 280 pages
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The Preeminent Nursing Terminology Classification System

"The Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System described in this manual is the only standard coded nursing terminology that is based on sound research using the nursing process model framework and that meets the Patient Medical Record Information (PMRI) comparability requirement. The CCC System allows patient care data generated by nurses to be incorporated into the PMRI database, and enables nurses' contributions to patient outcomes to be studied and acknowledged."
-- From the Foreword by Sheryl L. Taylor, BSN, RN, Senior Consultant, Farrell Associates


"ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link developed ABC codes for nursing in collaboration with Dr. Virginia Saba, developer of the CCC system. Approximately two hundred ABC codes were developed from the CCC System of Nursing Interventions to accurately document nursing and integrative health care processes, classify and track clinical care, and develop evidence-based practice models, thus filling significant gaps in older medical code sets."
--Connie Koshewa, Practitioner Relations Director, ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link

"The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP ) is a program of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). One of the first steps in the development of the ICNP was to collect and compare all the nursing concepts in existing nursing terminologies, including the CCC. To facilitate the goal of ICNP as a unified nursing language system, a project is under way to map the CCC to the ICNP Version 1.0. This work will facilitate evaluation and ongoing development of both terminologies and allow ICN to compare data using CCC codes with data from other standard nursing terminologies."
--Amy Coenen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, ICNP Program, International Council of Nurses

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About the author (2006)

Virginia K. Saba, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, President and CEO of SabaCare, Inc., has pioneered the integration of computer technology in the nursing profession for over 30 years. She spearheaded the nursing informatics movement; integrated computer technology in nursing; promoted distant learning technologies; and developed computer-based information systems for community health, including the Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System. She is an Informatics Consultant and has served as a faculty member in academia and as a Nurse Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).

Dr. Saba is a graduate of Skidmore College Baccalaureate Nursing Program and earned a Masters of Nursing Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University. She then received a Masters of Science in Computer Technology of Management and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration and Scientific & Technical Information Science at American University. She holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Athens, Greece (2000) and Excelsior College in New York (2005).

in 1997, Dr. Saba received the title of Distinguished Scholar from Georgetown Univrsity School of Nursing (GUSON). She also served as a full professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), where she taught and integrated computer technology in the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) Research Program. It was a prototype for an adult nurse practitioner (ANP) program using interactive video technology with participating VA medical centers. In the fall of 1997, students from eight VA medical centers across the nation participated in a Post-Masters ANP Certificate Program, culminating with its first virtual graduation in June 1999.

Dr. Saba is a Past Chair of the Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (NI-SIG) of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and was Chair of the Steering Committee of the ISO/TC215-WG3 Reference Terminology Model for Nursing. She served as a consultant and faculty member for the Excelsior College Distance Learning Informatics Program. Dr. Saba has authored several books, chapters, and articles, and has served on the original editorial board of Computers in Nursing Journal and other health care technology journals. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI), and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and the Academy of Medicine in Washington, DC.

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