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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Feb 6, 2018

Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Sydrome and Risk Factors

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
Not surprisingly, the top risk factor for developing Post Intensive Care Syndrome is experiencing critical illness or injury. However, beyond that one self-explanatory factor, there is a lot we have yet to learn about risk factors and how they relate to challenges in the post-ICU time period. The following is a list and [...]
Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Sydrome and Risk Factors
Jan 18, 2018

Breaking it Down: What exactly is Post Intensive Care Syndrome?

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
  Every year, thousands of people across the country experience critical illness and/or injury. As our population ages, and technology advances, this number is expected to grow. In 2012, a collaborative group of experts through the Society of Critical Care Medicine came together to discuss the difficulties that were commonly [...]
Breaking it Down: What exactly is Post Intensive Care Syndrome?
Jan 3, 2018

New! Breaking it Down Series

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) is dynamic and is experienced differently by those affected by it. Starting this month, we will be breaking down PICS into monthly topics that focus on the details of this syndrome. We will be discussing topics such as what exactly is PICS, risk factors, signs/symptoms, what can [...]
New! Breaking it Down Series
Aug 9, 2017

Join The Discussion! Online support for those affected by PICS

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
On Connect we would like to bring together people who have been affected by critical illness, and hopefully lighten the burden you bear. Patients and family members welcome. Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) - Let's Talk  
Join The Discussion! Online support for those affected by PICS
Jul 14, 2017

Improving access to rehabilitation services for ICU patients

By patrick @patrickjco
Historically, success in critical care medicine was gauged using patient survival rates, with significant focus placed on early identification and stabilization of the patient's primary diagnosis. Underlying this approach was a long-standing belief that patients could wait to receive physical and occupational therapy until recovery, usually after being discharged from [...]
Improving access to rehabilitation services for ICU patients