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.
Recovering from critical illness/injury can be very difficult for people even in the best of circumstances. Any additional outside stressors may potentially amplify the challenges faced during recovery. With the direct impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on daily lives, it is no surprise that those currently recovering [...]
Mayo Clinic has been focused on improving the lives of patients who have experienced critical illness/injury for the past several years.
Through work with international collaboratives, raising awareness through educational initiatives, and by hosting in person and online peer support groups, Mayo Clinic has helped raise awareness of and [...]
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Please consider joining us for this unique opportunity to learn about Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Critical Illness Recovery. This is a free one-day event designed to bring together patients, clinicians, and patient advocates to learn more about these important topics. This event is being held live [...]
Everyone experiences critical illness in their own unique way. There are no two courses of illness or trajectories of recovery that will be the same. Issues like vivid dreams/nightmares, delirium, hallucinations, physical pain/weakness, brain "fog", difficulty with word finding and memory, social isolation, and stress on relationships may be [...]
For patients and loved ones who have experienced critical illness, it is no secret how frightening the ICU can be. Often times people find themselves in an environment in which they have never been before, surrounded by people they have never met, and facing circumstances they couldn't have imagined. [...]