Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System Version 2.5, 2nd Edition

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Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System Version 2.5, 2nd Edition

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User's Guide

Author: Virginia Saba EdD, DSN, DScN, RN, FAAN, FACMI, LL


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The Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System, a national nursing standard, is a respected resource for documenting patient and nursing care plans for the electronic health record (EHR). It provides a set of standardized, coded patient care terminologies for EHR input in nursing diagnoses and outcomes, as well as in nursing interventions in both acute and ambulatory settings. This new edition of the Users Guide, written by one of the founders of the CCC System, has been modified into an abridged, easy-to-use version to help nurses learn quickly about the CCC System Version 2.5 and expedite their development of CCC-based plans of care. It clearly explains how to use the CCC System, including a description of the CCC model and examples of patient/nursing plans or care templates with their EHR screens and brief explanations.

Key Features:

  • Clearly explains how to implement the CCC Version 2.5 terminologies and protocol
  • Updates, revises, and reformats the first edition of the Users Guide for ease-of-use
  • In use, or soon to be in use, by 100 hospitals including the Veterans Affairs system

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 26, 2012
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109859
  • EISBN 9780826109866

About The Author(s) 

Virginia Saba

Virginia K. Saba, EdD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, is President and CEO of SabaCare, Inc., an AAN "Living Legend," and pioneer in digital technology for nursing. Among her digital information systems developed for health care is the Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System. This system is the first national nursing standard accepted by the Secretary of HHS as a named standard within the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Interoperability Specification for the Electronic Health Records. It is also ANA-recognized as a critical IT nursing language, usable for national databases, electronic health record (EHR) systems, and institutional budgeting. She is currently an adjunct professor at John Hopkins School of Nursing, and a former professor, Clinical Faculty, Georgetown University School of Nursing, where she received the title of Distinguished Scholar. Dr. Saba works with major health standards groups, including the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (International Standards Organization). She has authored several books, book chapters, and articles. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), Academy of Medicine, American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI), and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Her awards include: (a) 2006 First AMIA-Saba Award for Nursing Informatics; (b) AAN Living Legend Award; (c) AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group Appreciation Award for seminal work in nursing informatics; (d) USUHS Award for spearheading DoD/VA Distance Learning Project; (e)Georgetown University Faculty Distinguished Service Award; (f) first Sigma Theta Tau International Information Resources Information Award; (g) Excellence in Nursing Informatics Awards, ANA and Rutgers Colleges of Nursing; and (h) PHS Commendation Medal for contributions in manpower and management information system studies.

Table of Contents 



Chapter 1: Background

Chapter 2: Overview, History, & Uses

Chapter 3: Features, Standards, & Policies


Chapter 4: CCC Systems Collaboration with SNOMED CT and ICNP

Chapter 6: Nursing Education Application of the SabaCare Clinical Care Classification (CCC) Using the personal Computer


Chapter 7: Documentation Strategies

Chapter 8: Terminology Tables


    Appendix A: Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System, Version 2.5: Care Components, Nursing Diagnoses, and Nursing Interventions Revisions from Clinical Care Classification, Version 2.0.

    Appendix B: Milestone Chart

    Appendix C: Bibliography of Major Articles


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