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.

Mar 28, 2017

Discharge From the ICU

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner, @andreab


Recovery from critical illness is composed of many steps. One of the huge steps in that process is discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). This transition can be both exciting and scary for patients and family members. The following video was developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine to discuss the important things to know about your transition out of the ICU:


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