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.

Jan 3, 2018

New! Breaking it Down Series

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner, @andreab


Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) is dynamic and is experienced differently by those affected by it. Starting this month, we will be breaking down PICS into monthly topics that focus on the details of this syndrome. We will be discussing topics such as what exactly is PICS, risk factors, signs/symptoms, what can be done, and much more.

In conjunction with this series, we will also be continuing our online conversation with others who may be experiencing difficult challenges following critical illness. You can join the conversation here:

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) - Let's Talk

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