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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Oct 13, 2018

Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and The Family

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
It is a common sight in the intensive care unit. Family members at the bedside, sometimes 24/7. Holding vigil and attentively monitoring each moment of the day for their critically ill/injured loved one. After all, who knows the needs and subtle hints of change of the patient better then [...]
Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and The Family
Sep 17, 2018

Support Group Tonight! 9/17 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 [...]
Support Group Tonight! 9/17 from 6-7pm
Sep 7, 2018

Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - Emotions

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
  The emotional aftermath of critical illness/injury is something that often catches people by surprise but can have a significant impact on daily life. People who have been critically ill/injured often describe difficulty with anxiety, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder such as nightmares, flashbacks, and insomnia. [...]
Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - Emotions
Aug 21, 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
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 [...]
Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - The Mind

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