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.

Nov 1, 2019

Introducing the Mayo Clinic ICU Recovery Program

By Annie Johnson, @andreab

MCIRPMayo 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 address the issues that many people face during recovery from critical illness/injury.

This is why we are so excited to announce the development of the Mayo Clinic ICU Recovery Program (MCIRP). The primary goal of the MCIRP is to improve recovery and help people return to their best level of functioning possible. This program includes not only the existing educational initiatives and support groups but also includes a new outpatient follow-up clinic!

This clinic has been developed for current Mayo Clinic patients, 18 years of age or older, who have stayed in the ICU while in the hospital. It is:

  • Staffed by active members of the ICU team who specialize in ICU recovery
  • Open to patients along all recovery timelines from recent ICU stays to years out

If you or a loved one are interested in more information regarding the MCIRP, please contact us at:


Phone: 507-284-4348


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