Online Code Builder

Build a diagnosis and intervention code set following the six steps of the nursing process recommended by the ANA (1991): Assessment, Diagnosis, Outcome Identification, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.

Each step will appear on each screen. Choose a selection from the table to advance to the next step in the nursing process. As you advance your diagnosis and intervention codes will be built and appear in the box below, replacing the question marks which serve as placeholders.

Step 1. Assessment: Select a Component

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Letter Concept Definition
AActivityCluster of elements that involve the use of energy in carrying out musculoskeletal and bodily actions.
BBowel/GastricCluster of elements that involve the gastrointestinal system.
CCardiacCluster of elements that involve the heart and blood vessels.
DCognitive/NeuroCluster of elements that involve the cognitive, mental, cerebral, and neurological processes.
ECopingCluster of elements that involve the ability to deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties.
FFluid VolumeCluster of elements that involve liquid consumption.
GHealth BehavioralCluster of elements that involve actions to sustain, maintain, or regain health.
HMedicationCluster of elements that involve medicinal substances.
IMetabolicCluster of elements that involve the endocrine and immunological processes.
JNutritionalCluster of elements that involve the intake of food and nutrients.
KPhysical RegulationCluster of elements that involve bodily processes.
LRespiratoryCluster of elements that involve breathing and the pulmonary system
MRole RelationshipCluster of elements involving interpersonal, work, social, family, and sexual interactions.
NSafetyCluster of elements that involve prevention of injury, danger, loss, or abuse.
OSelf-CareCluster of elements that involve the ability to carry out activities to maintain oneself.
PSelf-ConceptCluster of elements that involve an individual's mental image of oneself.
QSensoryCluster of elements that involve the senses including pain.
RSkin IntegrityCluster of elements that involve the mucous membrane, corneal, integumentary, or subcutaneous structures of the body.
STissue PerfusionCluster of elements that involve the oxygenation of tissues, including the circulatory and vascular systems.
TUrinary EliminationCluster of elements that involve the genitourinary system.
ULife CycleCluster of elements that involve the life span of individuals.