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.
Our post-ICU team here at Mayo Clinic is excited to share that Mayo Clinic Connect recently opened an Intensive Care (ICU) group to connect people who are or have been critically ill. The group, where patients connect, is a perfect pairing with this blog!
No ICU patient or family member should feel alone. Help reduce the sense of isolation. Tell anyone you know who could use the extra support about the Intensive Care (ICU) group and this PICS page on Mayo Clinic Connect.
Link to the Intensive Care (ICU) Group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/intensive-care-icu/
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Send an email to invite people you know to join the Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) page.