Perianesthesia nursing practice requires specialty specific documentation of nursing care in a medical record. Increasingly, that documentation is accomplished electronically. The Perianesthesia Data Elements describe the perianesthesia nursing process. Many facilities purchase information systems which must then be populated for use by content experts. The ASPAN PDE was developed by perianesthesia experts. The core sets of nursing assessments, diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes are evidence based. They are formatted for the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP®). PDE can be adapted for use in electronic or paper records.
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