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.

Jun 17, 2017

PICS in the News

By Annie Johnson, @andreab


For the past handful of years, a dedicated multidisciplinary group at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been working on attacking the many angles of Post Intensive Care Syndrome. Take a moment to watch this clip and learn not only about PICS, but also about what places likeVanderbilt are doing to improve the lives of patients:


This is the story that made me realize that what I’ve been suffering through has a name. Thank you, PBS News Hour. I appreciate this more than you can know.


Great to see this on the national news! Awareness is a big step in the right direction.

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