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.

Oct 14, 2016

PICS and the THRIVE initiative

By Annie, Mayo ICU Nurse Practitioner, @andreab

image-e36cef963c76Mayo Clinic is proud to be part of an international collaborative through the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) called THRIVE. This collaborative is focused on creating effective, face to face support groups for post-ICU patients and family members. Learn more about Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and the THRIVE initiative here:






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