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 17, 2017

CANCELLED FOR TODAY! PICS Support Group Meeting

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
Please join us for our next PICS Peer Support Group on October 16th, 2017 from 2:00pm-3:00pm. We will be meeting at The Pantry in Kutzky Market in Rochester, MN. This will be a time to come together, share stories, and witness recovery. Please see the Support Group tab on this site [...]
CANCELLED FOR TODAY! PICS Support Group Meeting
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
Jun 17, 2017

PICS in the News

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
For the past handful of years, a dedicated multidisciplinary group at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been working on attacking the many angles of Post Intensive Care Syndrome. Take a moment to watch this clip and learn not only about PICS, but also about what places likeVanderbilt are doing to improve the lives [...]
PICS in the News
Jun 6, 2017

ICU diaries - how do they help?

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner @andreab
For many people their first experience with an Intensive Care Unit may be when they find themselves or a loved one critically ill or injured. It can be an intensely stressful and scary time. It is not uncommon for those who experience critical illness or injury to later develop sleep [...]
ICU diaries - how do they help?