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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

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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