postnasal drip syndrome

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postnasal drip syndrome

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PNDS

An important cause of chronic cough, often associated with chronic or allergic rhinitis, in which nasal secretions drain via the posterior pharynx.
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According to AORN, "The PNDS is the first, and to date, the only nursing language developed by a specialty organization that has been recognized by the American Nurses Association as a data set useful for perioperative nursing practice.
Studies have shown that documentation of PNDS nursing interventions increase as much as 90% with the use of nursing informatics systems (AORN Congress, 2002).
2-5] One study used a protocol that delayed the chest x-ray for 2 weeks, until after empiric treatment for PNDS and evaluation for asthma.
If cough resolves, consider discontinuing PNDS therapy.
Tufts Medical Center has been using Picis OR Manager since February 1, 2010 across 23 operating rooms and has built the PNDS 3 content into their case records.