Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Muscle weakness, memory problems, depression, insomnia, physical pain, nightmares. These are just a few examples of the problems that patients may experience following critical illness. Symptoms such as these which affect emotional, physical, and cognitive health are now being recognized as Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS. Efforts to educate health care providers, patients, and families about Post Intensive Care Syndrome are underway. Explore our site to learn more about PICS.

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Aug 20, 2018

Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - The Mind

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
Short term memory loss. Word finding difficulty. Trouble concentrating. Difficulty with work or school. These are some of the symptoms that patients with Post Intensive Care Syndrome describe having following critical illness/injury. These symptoms can vary on the spectrum of severity, but for those who suffer from the cognitive effects of [...]
Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - The Mind
Jul 17, 2018

Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - The Body

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
Following critical illness, it is not uncommon for one to experience new or worsened physical limitations or difficulties. This can be due to the critical illness/injury itself, prolonged time spent in bed with limited physical activity, or preexisting physical challenges that worsen following hospitalization. Of all of the aspects of [...]
Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - The Body
Jun 18, 2018

Support Group Tonight! 7/16 from 6-7pm

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
Mayo Clinic is privileged to be a part of the THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative through the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). This collaborative is a worldwide partnership between survivors, clinicians, hospitals and SCCM to learn how to create stable, useful in-person support groups. Who is this for? Our peer support [...]
Support Group Tonight! 7/16 from 6-7pm
Jun 10, 2018

Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
Like we did with Prevention, we will break down Recovery into separate pieces to best highlight the unique recommendations that each domain of this syndrome (physical, mental, and emotional) has. But before we dive fully into this, let us spend some time this month discussing what leaving the ICU - [...]
Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery
Jun 8, 2018

Opportunity to Share, Opportunity to Help

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
As many have found, sharing personal experiences with critical illness/injury can be powerful and healing. Now there is an opportunity to help even more. The Thrive Peer Support Collaborative through the Society of Critical Care Medicine has connected Mayo Clinic with a vast network of international sites and experts who are dedicated to [...]
Opportunity to Share, Opportunity to Help