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.

Aug 21, 2018

Opportunity to Share, Opportunity to Help

By Annie Johnson, @andreab

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 improving life after the ICU for patients and families. The opportunity highlighted below will be valuable to informing the recovery of others.

If you are interested in sharing your story, please see the information on this flyer and contact Julie Van at:











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