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Nursing Diagnosis: Sorted by Code

The table below represents 176 Nursing Diagnosis (60 major categories and 116 subcategories) in the CCC System v 2.5, sorted by Code. Note that the sort order may be changed by clicking on the column headings in the table.

Component Code Sort arrow pointing down Concept Definition
A (Activity) 01.0 Activity Alteration Change in or modification of energy used by the body
A (Activity) 01.1 Activity Intolerance Incapacity to carry out physiological or psychological daily activities
A (Activity) 01.2 Activity Intolerance Risk Increased chance of an incapacity to carry out physiological or psychological daily activities
A (Activity) 01.3 Diversional Activity Deficit Lack of interest or engagement in leisure activities
A (Activity) 01.4 Fatigue Exhaustion that interferes with physical and mental activities
A (Activity) 01.5 Physical Mobility Impairment Diminished ability to perform independent movement
A (Activity) 01.6 Sleep Pattern Disturbance Imbalance in the normal sleep/wake cycle
A (Activity) 01.7 Sleep Deprivation Lack of the normal sleep / wake cycle
A (Activity) 02.0 Musculoskeletal Alteration Change in or modification of the muscles, bones or support structures
B (Bowel/Gastric) 03.0 Bowel Elimination Alteration Change in or modification of the gastrointestinal system
B (Bowel/Gastric) 03.1 Bowel Incontinence Involuntary defecation
B (Bowel/Gastric) 03.3 Diarrhea Abnormal frequency and fluidity of feces
B (Bowel/Gastric) 03.4 Fecal Impaction Feces wedged in intestine
B (Bowel/Gastric) 03.5 Perceived Constipation Impression of infrequent or difficult passage of hard, dry feces without cause.
B (Bowel/Gastric) 03.6 Constipation Difficult passage of hard, dry, feces
B (Bowel/Gastric) 04.0 Gastrointestinal Alteration Change in or modification of the stomach or intestines
B (Bowel/Gastric) 04.1 Nausea Distaste for food/fluid and an urge to vomit
B (Bowel/Gastric) 04.2 Vomiting Expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth.
C (Cardiac) 05.0 Cardiac Output Alteration Change in or modification of the pumping action of the heart or blood vessels
C (Cardiac) 06.0 Cardiovascular Alteration Change in or modification of the heart or blood vessels
C (Cardiac) 06.1 Blood Pressure Alteration Change in or modification of the systolic or diastolic pressure
C (Cardiac) 06.2 Bleeding Risk Increased chance of loss of blood volume
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 07.0 Cerebral Alteration Change in or modification of mental processes
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 07.1 Confusion State of being disoriented (mixed-up)
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.0 Knowledge Deficit Lack of information, understanding, or comprehension
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D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.1 Knowledge Deficit of Diagnostic Test Lack of information on tests to identify disease or assess health condition
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.2 Knowledge Deficit of Dietary Regimen Lack of information on the prescribed diet/food intake
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.3 Knowledge Deficit of Disease Process Lack of information on the morbidity, course, or treatment of the health,condition
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.4 Knowledge Deficit of Fluid Volume Lack of information on fluid volume intake requirements
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.5 Knowledge Deficit of Medication Regimen Lack of information on prescribed regulated course of medicinal,substances
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.6 Knowledge Deficit of Safety Precautions Lack of information on measures to prevent injury, danger, or loss
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 08.7 Knowledge Deficit of Therapeutic Regimen Lack of information on regulated course of treating disease
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 09.0 Thought Processes Alteration Change in or modification of thought and cognitive processes
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 09.1 Memory Impairment Diminished or inability to recall past events
E (Coping) 10.0 Dying Process Physical and behavioral responses associated with death
E (Coping) 11.0 Family Coping Impairment Inadequate family response to problems or difficulties
E (Coping) 11.2 Disabled Family Coping Inability of family to function optimally
E (Coping) 12.0 Individual Coping Impairment Inadequate personal response to problems or difficulties
E (Coping) 12.1 Adjustment Impairment Inadequate adaptation to condition or change in health status
E (Coping) 12.2 Decisional Conflict Struggle related to determining a course of action
E (Coping) 12.3 Defensive Coping Self-protective strategies to guard against threats to self
E (Coping) 12.4 Denial Attempt to reduce anxiety by refusal to accept thoughts, feelings, or facts
E (Coping) 13.0 Post-Trauma Response Sustained behavior related to a traumatic event
E (Coping) 13.1 Rape Trauma Syndrome Group of symptoms related to a forced sexual act
E (Coping) 14.0 Spiritual State Alteration Change in or modification of the spirit or soul
E (Coping) 14.1 Spiritual Distress Anguish related to the spirit or soul
F (Fluid Volume) 15.0 Fluid Volume Alteration Change in or modification of bodily fluid
F (Fluid Volume) 15.1 Fluid Volume Deficit Dehydration or fluid loss
F (Fluid Volume) 15.2 Fluid Volume Deficit Risk Increased chance of dehydration or fluid loss.
F (Fluid Volume) 15.3 Fluid Volume Excess Fluid retention, overload, or edema
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F (Fluid Volume) 15.4 Fluid Volume Excess Risk Increased chance of fluid retention, overload, or edema
G (Health Behavioral) 17.0 Health Maintenance Alteration Change in or modification of ability to manage health-related needs
G (Health Behavioral) 17.1 Failure to Thrive Inability to grow and develop normally
G (Health Behavioral) 18.0 Health Seeking Behavior Alteration Change in or modification of actions needed to improve health state
G (Health Behavioral) 19.0 Home Maintenance Alteration Inability to sustain a safe, healthy environment
G (Health Behavioral) 20.0 Noncompliance Failure to follow therapeutic recommendations
G (Health Behavioral) 20.1 Noncompliance of Diagnostic Test Failure to follow therapeutic recommendations on tests to identify disease or assess health condition.
G (Health Behavioral) 20.2 Noncompliance of Dietary Regimen Failure to follow the prescribed diet/food intake.
G (Health Behavioral) 20.3 Noncompliance of Fluid Volume Failure to follow fluid volume intake requirements
G (Health Behavioral) 20.4 Noncompliance of Medication Regimen Failure to follow prescribed regulated course of medicinal substances
G (Health Behavioral) 20.5 Noncompliance of Safety Precautions Failure to follow measures to prevent injury, danger, or loss
G (Health Behavioral) 20.6 Noncompliance of Therapeutic Regimen Failure to follow regulated course of treating disease
H (Medication) 21.0 Medication Risk Increased chance of negative response to medicinal substance
H (Medication) 21.1 Polypharmacy Use of two or more drugs together
I (Metabolic) 22.0 Endocrine Alteration Change in or modification of internal secretions or hormones
I (Metabolic) 23.0 Immunologic Alteration Change in or modification of the immune system
J (Nutritional) 24.0 Nutrition Alteration Change in or modification of food or nutrients
J (Nutritional) 24.1 Body Nutrition Deficit Less than adequate intake or absorption of food or nutrients
J (Nutritional) 24.2 Body Nutrition Deficit Risk Increased chance of less than adequate intake or absorption of food or nutrients
J (Nutritional) 24.3 Body Nutrition Excess More than adequate intake or absorption of food or nutrients
J (Nutritional) 24.4 Body Nutrition Excess Risk Increased chance of more than adequate intake or absorption of food or,nutrients
J (Nutritional) 24.5 Swallowing Impairment Inability to move food from mouth to stomach
K (Physical Regulation) 25.0 Physical Regulation Alteration Change in or modification of somatic control
K (Physical Regulation) 25.1 Autonomic Dysreflexia Life threatening inhibited sympathetic response to a noxious stimuli in a person with a spinal cord injury at T7 or above
K (Physical Regulation) 25.2 Hyperthermia Abnormal high body temperature
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K (Physical Regulation) 25.3 Hypothermia Abnormal low body temperature
K (Physical Regulation) 25.4 Thermoregulation Impairment Fluctuation of temperature between hypothermia and hyperthermia
K (Physical Regulation) 25.5 Infection Risk Increased change of contamination with disease-producing germs
K (Physical Regulation) 25.6 Infection Contamination with disease-producing germs
K (Physical Regulation) 25.7 Intracranial Adaptive Capacity Impairment Intracranial fluid volumes are compromised
L (Respiratory) 26.0 Respiration Alteration Change in or modification of the breathing function
L (Respiratory) 26.1 Airway Clearance Impairment Inability to clear secretions/obstructions in airway
L (Respiratory) 26.2 Breathing Pattern Impairment Inadequate inhalation or exhalation
L (Respiratory) 26.3 Gas Exchange Impairment Imbalance of oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer between lung and vascular system
M (Role Relationship) 27.0 Role Performance Alteration Change in or modification of carrying out responsibilities
M (Role Relationship) 27.1 Parental Role Conflict Struggle with parental position and responsibilities
M (Role Relationship) 27.2 Parenting Alteration Change in or modification of nurturing figures ability to promote growth and development of infant/child
M (Role Relationship) 27.3 Sexual Dysfunction Deleterious change in sex response
M (Role Relationship) 27.4 Caregiver Role Strain Excessive tension of one who gives physical or emotional care and support to another person or patient
M (Role Relationship) 28.0 Communication Impairment Diminished ability to exchange thoughts, opinions, or information
M (Role Relationship) 28.1 Verbal Impairment Diminished ability to exchange thoughts, opinions, or information through, speech
M (Role Relationship) 29.0 Family Processes Alteration Change in or modification of usual functioning of a related group
M (Role Relationship) 31.0 Sexuality Patterns Alteration Change in or modification of persons's sexual response
M (Role Relationship) 32.0 Socialization Alteration Change in or modification of personal identity
M (Role Relationship) 32.1 Social Interaction Alteration Inadequate quantity or quality of personal relations
M (Role Relationship) 32.2 Social Isolation State of aloneness; lack of interaction with others
M (Role Relationship) 32.3 Relocation Stress Syndrome Excessive tension from moving to a new location
N (Safety) 33.0 Injury Risk Increased chance of danger or loss
N (Safety) 33.1 Aspiration Risk Increased chance of material into trachea-bronchial passages
N (Safety) 33.2 Disuse Syndrome Group of symptoms related to effects of immobility
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N (Safety) 33.3 Poisoning Risk Exposure to or ingestion of dangerous products
N (Safety) 33.4 Suffocation Risk Increase chance of inadequate air for breathing
N (Safety) 33.5 Trauma Risk Increased chance of accidental tissue injury
N (Safety) 33.6 Fall Risk Increased chance of conditions that results in falls
N (Safety) 34.0 Violence Risk Increased chance of harming self or others
N (Safety) 34.1 Suicide Risk Increased chance of taking one's life intentionally
N (Safety) 34.2 Self mutilation Risk Increased chance of destroying a limb or essential part of the body
O (Self-Care) 35.0 Bathing/Hygiene Deficit Impaired ability to cleanse oneself
O (Self-Care) 36.0 Dressing/Grooming Deficit Impaired ability to clothe and groom oneself
O (Self-Care) 37.0 Feeding Deficit Impaired ability to feed oneself
O (Self-Care) 38.0 Self Care Deficit Impaired ability to maintain oneself
O (Self-Care) 38.1 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Alteration Change in modification of ability to maintain oneself
O (Self-Care) 38.2 Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) Alteration Change in or modification of more complex activities than those needed to maintain oneself
O (Self-Care) 39.0 Toileting Deficit Impaired ability to urinate or defecate for oneself
P (Self-Concept) 40.0 Anxiety Feeling of distress or apprehension whose source is unknown
P (Self-Concept) 41.0 Fear Feeling of dread or distress whose cause can be identified
P (Self-Concept) 42.0 Meaningfulness Alteration Change in or modification of the ability to see the significance, purpose, or,value in something
P (Self-Concept) 42.1 Hopelessness Feeling of despair or futility and passive abandonment
P (Self-Concept) 42.2 Powerlessness Feeling of helplessness, or inability to act
P (Self-Concept) 43.0 Self Concept Alteration Change in or modification of ability to maintain one's image of self
P (Self-Concept) 43.1 Body Image Disturbance Imbalance in the perception of the way one's body looks
P (Self-Concept) 43.2 Personal Identity Disturbance Imbalance in the ability to distinguish between the self and the non-self
P (Self-Concept) 43.3 Chronic Low Self-Esteem Disturbance Persistent negative evaluation of oneself
P (Self-Concept) 43.4 Situational Self-Esteem Disturbance Negative evaluation of oneself in response to a loss or change
Q (Sensory) 44.0 Sensory Perceptual Alteration Change in or modification of the response to stimuli
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Q (Sensory) 44.1 Auditory Alteration Change in or modification of diminished ability to hear
Q (Sensory) 44.2 Gustatory Alteration Change in or modification of diminished ability to taste
Q (Sensory) 44.3 Kinesthetic Alteration Change in or modification of diminished balance
Q (Sensory) 44.4 Olfactory Alteration Change in or modification of diminished ability to smell
Q (Sensory) 44.5 Tactile Alteration Change in or modification of diminished ability to feel
Q (Sensory) 44.6 Unilateral Neglect Lack of awareness of one side of the body
Q (Sensory) 44.7 Visual Alteration Change in or modification of diminished ability to see
Q (Sensory) 45.0 Comfort Alteration Change in or modification of sensation that is distressing
R (Skin Integrity) 46.0 Skin Integrity Alteration Change in or modification of skin conditions
R (Skin Integrity) 46.1 Oral Mucous Membranes Impairment Diminished ability to maintain the tissues of the oral cavity
R (Skin Integrity) 46.2 Skin Integrity Impairment Diminished ability to maintain the integument
R (Skin Integrity) 46.3 Skin Integrity Impairment Risk Increased chance of skin breakdown
R (Skin Integrity) 46.4 Skin Incision Cutting of the integument/skin
R (Skin Integrity) 46.5 Latex Allergy Response Pathological reaction to latex products
R (Skin Integrity) 47.0 Peripheral Alteration Change in or modification of neurovascularization of the extremities
S (Tissue Perfusion) 48.0 Tissue Perfusion Alteration Change in or modification of the oxygenation of tissues
T (Urinary Elimination) 49.0 Urinary Elimination Alteration Change in or modification of excretion of the waste matter of the kidneys
T (Urinary Elimination) 49.1 Functional Urinary Incontinence Involuntary, unpredictable passage of urine
T (Urinary Elimination) 49.2 Reflex Urinary Incontinence Involuntary passage of urine occurring at predictable intervals
T (Urinary Elimination) 49.3 Stress Urinary Incontinence Loss of urine occurring with increased abdominal pressure
T (Urinary Elimination) 49.5 Urge Urinary Incontinence Involuntary passage of urine following a sense of urgency to void
T (Urinary Elimination) 49.6 Urinary Retention Incomplete emptying of the bladder
T (Urinary Elimination) 50.0 Renal Alteration Change in or modification of the kidney function
E (Coping) 52.0 Community Coping Impairment Inadequate community response to problems or difficulties
E (Coping) 53.0 Grieving Feeling of great sorrow
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E (Coping) 53.1 Anticipatory Grieving Feeling great sorrow before the event or loss
E (Coping) 53.2 Dysfunctional Grieving Prolonged feeling of great sorrow
J (Nutritional) 54.0 Infant Feeding Pattern Impairment Imbalance in the normal feeding habits of an infant
J (Nutritional) 55.0 Breastfeeding Impairment Diminished ability to nourish infant at the breast
L (Respiratory) 56.0 Ventilatory Weaning Impairment Inability to tolerate decreased levels of ventilator support
N (Safety) 57.0 Perioperative Injury Risk Increased chance of injury during the operative processes
N (Safety) 57.1 Perioperative Positioning Injury Damages from operative process positioning
N (Safety) 57.2 Surgical Recovery Delay Slow or delayed recovery from a surgical procedure
N (Safety) 58.0 Substance Abuse Excessive use of harmful bodily materials
N (Safety) 58.1 Tobacco Abuse Excessive use of tobacco products
N (Safety) 58.2 Alcohol Abuse Excessive use of distilled liquors
N (Safety) 58.3 Drug Abuse Excessive use of habit forming medications
U (Life Cycle) 59.0 Reproductive Risk Increased chance of harm in the process of replicating or giving rise to an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 59.1 Fertility Risk Increased chance of conception to develop an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 59.2 Infertility Risk Decreased chance of conception to develop an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 59.3 Contraception Risk Increased chance of harm by preventing the conception of an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 60.0 Perinatal Risk Increased chance of harm before, during, and immediately after the creation of an offspring / child
U (Life Cycle) 60.1 Pregnancy Risk Increased chance of harm during the gestational period of the formation of an offspring / child
U (Life Cycle) 60.2 Labor Risk Increased chance of harm during the period supporting the bringing forth of an offspring / child
U (Life Cycle) 60.3 Delivery Risk Increased chance of harm during the period supporting the expulsion of an offspring / child at birth
U (Life Cycle) 60.4 Postpartum Risk Increased chance of harm during the time period immediately following the delivery of an offspring / child
U (Life Cycle) 61.0 Growth and Development Alteration Change in or modification of age specific normal growth standards and/or developmental skills.
F (Fluid Volume) 62.0 Electrolyte Imbalance Higher or lower body electrolyte levels
Q (Sensory) 63.0 Pain Physical suffering or distress, to hurt
Q (Sensory) 63.1 Acute Pain Severe pain of limited duration
Q (Sensory) 63.2 Chronic Pain Pain that persists over time
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