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.
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!
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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 [...]
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?
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. [...]
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 [...]