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.
Millions of people experience critical illness on an annual basis in the United States. And the more we learn about recovery from critical illness, the more we realize that a significant number of people who become critically ill experience new or worsening difficulties in physical, mental, or emotional health in [...]
This month marks one year since we started breaking down the many aspects that encompass Post Intensive Care Syndrome. As a brief recap here are the highlights that we have shared during this series. Click on the links within this recap to visit each blog for a more in depth [...]
We just wanted to take a moment to wish a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! If critical illness has affected you, we wish you health and healing in this New Year.
We will pick up and round out our Breaking It Down series [...]
We will be at a different location for our November 19th support group! This month we are lucky to be hosted by the Gift of Life staff at the Edward and Jayne Pompeian Home. See below for the details.
Date: November 19th, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm [...]
Our post-ICU team here at Mayo Clinic is excited to share that Mayo Clinic Connect recently opened an Intensive Care (ICU) group to connect people who are or have been critically ill. The group, where patients connect, is a perfect pairing with this blog!
No ICU [...]