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Interventions Sorted by Code

The table below represents 201 Core Nursing Interventions (77 major categories and 124 subcategories) in the CCC System v 2.5, sorted by Code. (Remember: Each Nursing intervention requires One of four Action Type Qualifiers) to document patient care. 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 Care Actions performed to carry out physiological or psychological daily activities
A (Activity) 01.2 Energy Conservation Actions performed taken to preserve energy
A (Activity) 02.0 Fracture Care Actions performed to control broken bones
A (Activity) 02.1 Cast Care Actions performed to control a rigid dressing
A (Activity) 02.2 Immobilizer Care Actions performed to control a splint, cast, or prescribed bed rest
A (Activity) 03.0 Mobility Therapy Actions performed to advice and instruct on mobility deficits
A (Activity) 03.1 Ambulation Therapy Actions performed to promote walking
A (Activity) 03.2 Assistive Device Therapy Actions performed to support the use of products to aid in caring for oneself
A (Activity) 03.3 Transfer Care Actions performed to assist in moving from one place to another
A (Activity) 04.0 Sleep Pattern Control Actions performed to support the sleep and wake cycles
A (Activity) 05.0 Musculosketal Care Actions performed to restore physical functioning
A (Activity) 05.1 Range of Motion Actions performed to provide the active or passive exercises to maintain joint function
A (Activity) 05.2 Rehabilitation Exercise Activities to promote physical functioning
B (Bowel/Gastric) 06.0 Bowel Care Actions performed to control or restore the functioning of the bowel
B (Bowel/Gastric) 06.1 Bowel Training Actions performed to provide instruction on bowel elimination conditions
B (Bowel/Gastric) 06.2 Disimpaction Actions performed to manually remove feces
B (Bowel/Gastric) 06.3 Enema Actions performed to give fluid rectally
B (Bowel/Gastric) 06.4 Diarrhea Care Actions performed to control the abnormal frequency and fluidity of feces
B (Bowel/Gastric) 07.0 Bowel Ostomy Care Actions performed to maintain the artificial opening that removes bowel waste products
B (Bowel/Gastric) 07.1 Bowel Ostomy Irrigation Actions performed to flush or wash out the artificial opening that removes bowel waste products
C (Cardiac) 08.0 Cardiac Care Actions performed to control changes in the heart or blood vessels
C (Cardiac) 08.1 Cardiac Rehabilitation Actions performed to restore cardiac health
C (Cardiac) 09.0 Pacemaker Care Actions performed to control the use of an electronic device that provides a normal heartbeat
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 10.0 Behavior Care Actions performed to support observable responses to internal and external stimuli
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 11.0 Reality Orientation Actions performed to promote the ability to locate oneself in environment
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E (Coping) 12.0 Counseling Service Actions performed to provide advice or instruction to help another
E (Coping) 12.1 Coping Support Actions performed to sustain a person dealing with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties
E (Coping) 12.2 Stress Control Actions performed to support the physiological response of the body to a stimulus
E (Coping) 12.3 Crisis Therapy Actions performed to sustain a person dealing with a condition, event. or radical change in status
E (Coping) 13.0 Emotional Support Actions performed to sustain a positive affective state
E (Coping) 13.1 Spiritual Comfort Actions performed to console, restore, or promote spiritual health
E (Coping) 14.0 Terminal Care Actions performed in the period of time surrounding death
E (Coping) 14.1 Bereavement Support Actions performed to provide comfort to the family/friends of the person who died
E (Coping) 14.2 Dying/Death Measures Actions performed to support the dying process
E (Coping) 14.3 Funeral Arrangements Actions performed to direct the preparatory measures for burial
F (Fluid Volume) 15.0 Fluid Therapy Actions performed to provide liquid volume intake
F (Fluid Volume) 15.1 Hydration Control Actions performed to control the state of fluid balance
F (Fluid Volume) 15.3 Intake Actions performed to measure the amount of fluid volume taken into the body
F (Fluid Volume) 15.4 Output Actions performed to measure the amount of fluid volume romoved from the body
G (Health Behavioral) 17.0 Community Special Services Actions performed to provide advice or information about special community services
G (Health Behavioral) 17.1 Adult Day Center Actions performed to direct the provision of a day program for adults in a specific location
G (Health Behavioral) 17.2 Hospice Actions performed to support the provision of offering and/or providing care for terminally ill persons
G (Health Behavioral) 17.3 Meals-on-Wheels Actions performed to direct the provision of community program of meals delivered to the home
G (Health Behavioral) 18.0 Compliance Care Actions performed to encourage adherence in care regimen
G (Health Behavioral) 18.1 Compliance with Diet Actions performed to encourage adherence to diet/food intake
G (Health Behavioral) 18.2 Compliance with Fluid Volume Actions performed to encourage adherence to therapeutic intake of fluids
G (Health Behavioral) 18.3 Compliance with Medical Regimen Actions performed to encourage adherence to physicianís/providerís treatment plan
G (Health Behavioral) 18.4 Compliance with Medication Regimen Actions performed to encourage adherence to follow prescribed course of medicinal substances
G (Health Behavioral) 18.5 Compliance with Safety Precautions Actions performed to encourage adherence with measures to protect self or others from injury, danger, or loss
G (Health Behavioral) 18.6 Compliance with Therapeutic Regimen Actions performed to encourage adherence with plan of care
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G (Health Behavioral) 19.0 Nursing Contact Actions performed to communicate with another nurse
G (Health Behavioral) 19.1 Bill of Rights Statements related to entitlement during an episode of illness
G (Health Behavioral) 19.2 Nursing Care Coordination Actions performed to synthesize all plans of care
G (Health Behavioral) 19.3 Nursing Status Report Actions performed to document condition by nurse
G (Health Behavioral) 20.0 Physician Contact Actions performed to communicate with a physician/provider
G (Health Behavioral) 20.1 Medical Regimen Orders Actions performed to support the physicianís/providerís plan of treatment
G (Health Behavioral) 20.2 Physician Status Report Actions performed to document patient condition by a physician/provider
G (Health Behavioral) 21.0 Professional/Ancillary Services Actions performed to support the duties performed by health team members
G (Health Behavioral) 21.1 Health Aide Service Actions performed to support the care services by a health aide
G (Health Behavioral) 21.2 Social Worker Service Actions performed to provide advice or instructions by a social worker
G (Health Behavioral) 21.3 Nurse Specialist Service Actions performed to obtain advice or instruction by advanced nurse specialists or nurse practitioners
G (Health Behavioral) 21.4 Occupational Therapist Service Actions performed to provide advice or instruction by occupational therapist
G (Health Behavioral) 21.5 Physical Therapist Service Actions performed to obtain advice or instruction by physical therapist
G (Health Behavioral) 21.6 Speech Therapist Service Actions performed to provide advice or instruction by speech therapist
G (Health Behavioral) 21.7 Respiratory Therapist Service Actions performed to provide advice or instruction by a respiratory therapist
H (Medication) 22.0 Chemotherapy Care Actions performed to control and monitor antineoplastic agents
H (Medication) 23.0 Injection Administration Actions performed to dispense a medication by a hypodermic
H (Medication) 24.0 Medication Care Actions performed to support the use of prescribed drugs or remedies regardless of route
H (Medication) 24.1 Medication Action Actions performed to support and monitor the intended responses to prescribed drugs
H (Medication) 24.2 Medication Prefill Preparation Activities to ensure the continued supply of prescribed drugs
H (Medication) 24.3 Medication Side Effects Actions performed to control adverse untoward reactions or conditions to prescribed drugs
H (Medication) 24.4 Medication Treatment Actions performed to administer/give drugs or remedies regardless of route
H (Medication) 25.0 Radiation Therapy Care Actions performed to control and monitor radiation therapy
I (Metabolic) 26.0 Allergic Reaction Control Actions performed to reduce symptoms or precautions to reduce allergies
I (Metabolic) 27.0 Diabetic Care Actions performed to control diabetic conditions
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J (Nutritional) 28.0 Enteral Tube Care Actions performed to control the use of an enteral drainage tube
J (Nutritional) 28.1 Enteral Tube Insertion Actions performed in the placement of a enteral drainage tube
J (Nutritional) 28.2 Enteral Tube Irrigation Actions performed to flush or wash out an enteral tube
J (Nutritional) 29.0 Nutrition Care Actions performed to support the intake of food and nutrients
J (Nutritional) 29.2 Feeding Technique Actions performed to provide special measures to provide nourishment
J (Nutritional) 29.3 Regular Diet Actions performed to support the ingestion of food and nutrients from established nutrition standards
J (Nutritional) 29.4 Special Diet Actions performed to support the ingestion of food and nutrients prescribed for a specific purpose
J (Nutritional) 29.5 Enteral Feeding Actions performed to provide nourishment through a gastrointestinal route
J (Nutritional) 29.6 Parental Feeding Actions performed to provide nourishment through intravenous or subcutaneous routes
K (Physical Regulation) 30.0 Infection Control Actions performed to contain a communicable illness
K (Physical Regulation) 30.1 Universal Precautions Practices to prevent spread of infection and infectious diseases
K (Physical Regulation) 31.0 Physical Health Care Actions performed to support somatic problems
K (Physical Regulation) 31.1 Health History Actions performed to obtain information about past illness and health status
K (Physical Regulation) 31.2 Health Promotion Actions performed to encourage behaviors to enhance health state
K (Physical Regulation) 31.3 Physical Examination Actions performed to observe somatic events
K (Physical Regulation) 31.4 Clinical Measurements Actions performed to conduct procedures to evaluate somatic events
K (Physical Regulation) 32.0 Specimen Care Actions performed to direct the collection and/or examination of a bodily specimen
K (Physical Regulation) 32.1 Blood Specimen Care Actions performed to collect and/or examine a sample of blood
K (Physical Regulation) 32.2 Stool Specimen Care Actions performed to collect and/or examine a sample of feces
K (Physical Regulation) 32.3 Urine Specimen Care Actions performed to collect and//or examine a sample of urine
K (Physical Regulation) 32.5 Sputum Specimen Care Actions performed tp collect and/or examine a sample of sputum
K (Physical Regulation) 33.0 Vital Signs Actions performed to measure temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure
K (Physical Regulation) 33.1 Blood Pressure Actions performed to measure the diastolic and systolic pressure of the blood
K (Physical Regulation) 33.2 Temperature Actions performed to measure body temperature
K (Physical Regulation) 33.3 Pulse Actions performed to measure rhythmical beats of the heart
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K (Physical Regulation) 33.4 Respiration Actions performed to measure the function of breathing
L (Respiratory) 35.0 Oxygen Therapy Care Actions performed to support the administration of oxygen treatment
L (Respiratory) 36.0 Pulmonary Care Actions performed to support pulmonary hygiene
L (Respiratory) 36.1 Breathing Exercises Actions performed to provide therapy on respiratory or lung exertion
L (Respiratory) 36.2 Chest Physiotherapy Exercises to provide postural drainage of lungs
L (Respiratory) 36.3 Inhalation Therapy Actions performed to support breathing treatments
L (Respiratory) 36.4 Ventilator Care Actions performed to control and monitor the use of a ventilator
L (Respiratory) 37.0 Tracheostomy Care Actions performed to support a tracheostomy
M (Role Relationship) 38.0 Communication Care Actions performed to exchange verbal/nonverbal and/or translation of information
M (Role Relationship) 39.0 Psychosocial Care Study of psychological and social factors
M (Role Relationship) 39.1 Home Situation Analysis Analysis of living environment
M (Role Relationship) 39.2 Interpersonal Dynamics Analysis Analysis of the driving forces in a relationship between people
M (Role Relationship) 39.3 Family Process Analysis Actions performed to support the change and/or modification of a related group
M (Role Relationship) 39.4 Sexual Behavior Analysis Actions performed to support the change and/or modification of a person's sexual response
M (Role Relationship) 39.5 Social Network Analysis Actions performed to improve the quantity or quality of personal relationships
N (Safety) 40.0 Substance Abuse Control Actions performed to control situations to avoid, detect, or minimize harm
N (Safety) 40.1 Tobacco Abuse Control Actions performed to avoid, minimize, or control the use of tobacco products
N (Safety) 40.2 Alcohol Abuse Control Actions performed to avoid, minimize, or control the use of distilled liquors
N (Safety) 40.3 Drug Abuse Control Actions performed to avoid, minimize, or control the use of any habit forming medication
N (Safety) 41.0 Emergency Care Actions performed to support a sudden or unexpected occurrence
N (Safety) 42.0 Safety Precautions Actions performed to advance measures to avoid injury, danger, or harm
N (Safety) 42.1 Environmental Safety Precautions recommended to prevent or reduce environmental injury
N (Safety) 42.2 Equipment Safety Precautions recommended to prevent or reduce equipment injury
N (Safety) 42.3 Individual Safety Precautions to reduce individual injury
O (Self-Care) 43.0 Personal Care Actions performed to care for oneself
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O (Self-Care) 43.1 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Personal activities to maintain oneself
O (Self-Care) 43.2 Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) Complex activities performed to support basic life skills
P (Self-Concept) 45.0 Mental Health Care Actions taken to promote emotional well-being
P (Self-Concept) 45.1 Mental Health History Actions performed to obtain information about past and present emotional well-being
P (Self-Concept) 45.2 Mental Health Promotion Actions performed to encourage or further emotional well-being
P (Self-Concept) 45.3 Mental Health Screening Actions performed to systematically examine the emotional well-being
P (Self-Concept) 45.4 Mental Health Treatment Actions performed to support protocols used to treat emotional problems
Q (Sensory) 47.0 Pain Control Actions performed to support responses to injury or damage
Q (Sensory) 47.1 Acute Pain Control Actions performed to control physical suffering, hurting, or distress
Q (Sensory) 47.2 Chronic Pain Control Actions performed to control physical suffering, hurting, or distress that continues longer than expected
Q (Sensory) 48.0 Comfort Care Actions performed to enhance or improve well-being
Q (Sensory) 49.0 Ear Care Actions performed to support ear problems
Q (Sensory) 49.1 Hearing Aid Care Actions performed to control the use of a hearing aid
Q (Sensory) 49.2 Wax Removal Actions performed to remove cerumen from ear
Q (Sensory) 50.0 Eye Care Actions performed to support eye problems
Q (Sensory) 50.1 Cataract Care Actions performed to control cataract conditions
Q (Sensory) 50.2 Vision Care Actions performed to control vision problems
R (Skin Integrity) 51.0 Pressure Ulcer Care Actions performed to prevent, detect, and treat skin integrity breakdown caused by pressure
R (Skin Integrity) 51.1 Pressure Ulcer Stage 1 Care Actions performed to prevent Stage 1 skin breakdown
R (Skin Integrity) 51.2 Pressure Ulcer Stage 2 Care Actions performed to prevent Stage 2 skin breakdown
R (Skin Integrity) 51.3 Pressure Ulcer Stage 3 Care Actions performed to prevent Stage 3 skin breakdown
R (Skin Integrity) 51.4 Pressure Ulcer Stage 4 Care Actions performed to prevent Stage 4 skin breakdown
R (Skin Integrity) 53.0 Mouth Care Actions performed to support oral cavity problems
R (Skin Integrity) 53.1 Denture Care Actions performed to control the use of artificial teeth
R (Skin Integrity) 54.0 Skin Care Actions performed to control the integument/skin
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R (Skin Integrity) 54.1 Skin Breakdown Control Actions performed to support integument/skin problems
R (Skin Integrity) 55.0 Wound Care Actions performed to support open skin areas
R (Skin Integrity) 55.1 Drainage Tube Care Actions performed to support wound drainage from body tubes
R (Skin Integrity) 55.2 Dressing Change Actions performed to remove and replace new bandage(s) to a wound
R (Skin Integrity) 55.3 Incision Care Actions performed to support a surgical wound
S (Tissue Perfusion) 56.0 Foot Care Actions performed to support foot problems
S (Tissue Perfusion) 57.0 Perineal Care Actions performed to support perineal problems
T (Urinary Elimination) 58.0 Bladder Care Actions performed to control urinary drainage problems
T (Urinary Elimination) 58.1 Bladder Instillation Actions performed to pour liquid into a catheter
T (Urinary Elimination) 58.2 Bladder Training Actions performed to provide instruction on the care of urinary drainage problems
T (Urinary Elimination) 59.0 Dialysis Care Actions performed to support the removal of waste products from the body
T (Urinary Elimination) 59.1 Hemodialysis Care Actions performed to support the mechanical removal of waste products from the blood
T (Urinary Elimination) 59.2 Peritoneal Dialysis Care Actions performed to support the osmotic removal of waste products from the blood
T (Urinary Elimination) 60.0 Urinary Catheter Care Actions performed to control the use of a urinary catheter
T (Urinary Elimination) 60.1 Urinary Catheter Insertion Actions performed to place a urinary catheter in bladder
T (Urinary Elimination) 60.2 Urinary Catheter Irrigation Actions performed to flush out a urinary catheter
A (Activity) 61.0 Bedbound Care Actions performed to support an individual confined to bed
A (Activity) 61.1 Positioning Therapy Process to support changes in body position
B (Bowel/Gastric) 62.0 Gastric Care Actions performed to control changes in the stomach or intestines
B (Bowel/Gastric) 62.1 Nausea Care Actions performed to control the distaste for food and desire to vomit
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 63.0 Wandering Control Actions performed to control abnormal movability
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 64.0 Memory Loss Care Actions performed to control a person's inability to recall ideas and/or events
I (Metabolic) 65.0 Immunologic Care Actions performed to protect against a particular disease
J (Nutritional) 66.0 Breastfeeding Support Actions performed to support nourishment of an infant at the breast
J (Nutritional) 67.0 Weight Control Actions performed to control obesity or debilitation
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N (Safety) 68.0 Violence Control Actions performed to control behaviors which may cause harm to oneself or others
S (Tissue Perfusion) 69.0 Edema Control Actions performed to control excess fluid in tissue
S (Tissue Perfusion) 70.0 Circulatory Care Actions performed to support the circulation of the blood (blood vessels)
T (Urinary Elimination) 72.0 Urinary Incontinence Care Actions performed to control the inability to retain and/or involuntary retain urine
T (Urinary Elimination) 73.0 Renal Care Actions performed to control problems pertaining to the kidney
U (Life Cycle) 74.0 Reproductive Care Actions performed to support the production of an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 74.1 Fertility Care Actions performed to increase conception of an offspring/child.
U (Life Cycle) 74.2 Infertility Care Actions performed to promote conception of the infertile client of an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 74.3 Contraception Care Actions performed to prevent conception of an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 75.0 Perinatal Care Actions performed to support the period before, during, and immediately after the creation of an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 75.1 Pregnancy Care Actions performed to support the gestation period of the formation of an offspring / child (being with child)
U (Life Cycle) 75.2 Labor Care Actions performed to support the bringing of an offspring/child
U (Life Cycle) 75.3 Delivery Care Actions performed to support the expulsion of an offspring / child at birth
U (Life Cycle) 75.4 Postpartum Care Actions performed to support the time period immediately after delivery of an offspring / child
U (Life Cycle) 76.0 Growth & Development Care Actions performed to support age specific normal growth standards and/or developmental skills
A (Activity) 77.0 Diversional Care Actions performed to support interest in leisure activities or play
D (Cognitive/Neuro) 78.0 Neurological System Care Actions performed to control problems of the neurological system
F (Fluid Volume) 79.0 Hemodynamic Care Actions performed to support the movement of solutions through the blood
F (Fluid Volume) 79.1 Intravenous Care Actions performed to support the use of infusion equipment
F (Fluid Volume) 79.2 Venous Catheter Care Actions performed to support the use of venous infusion site
F (Fluid Volume) 79.3 Arterial Catheter Care Actions performed to support the use of arterial infusion site
N (Safety) 80.0 Perioperative Injury Care Actions performed to support perioperative care requirements
R (Skin Integrity) 81.0 Burn Care Actions performed to support burned areas of the body
S (Tissue Perfusion) 82.0 Vascular System Care Actions performed to control problems of the vascular system
T (Urinary Elimination) 83.0 Bladder Ostomy Care Actions performed to maintain the artificial opening to remove urine
T (Urinary Elimination) 83.1 Bladder Ostomy Irrigation Actions performed to flush or wash out the artificial opening to remove urine
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