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ICU Management

Post-Intensive Care: AACN Publishes New Resource

2016 15 Jun

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has announced publication of a collection of articles on how to address post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) both for the patient and for the family. The resource, “Symposium: Patient and Family Post–Intensive Care Syndrome” is published in AACN Advanced Critical Care, April-June 2016 edition. Judy Davidson,... Read more

ICU Management

Do ICU Patient Diaries Promote Recovery?

2015 25 Jun

Psychological and physical sequelae are common following a stay in the ICU. Intensive care diaries are one tool that is intended to improve factual memory of the intensive care stay, and improve recovery. Diaries record the patient’s stay in the ICU and outline daily activities, but there is no standard template. Previous studies have found that they... Read more

ICU Management

Implementing a Diary Programme in Your ICU

2013 15 Aug

Patients recovering from serious illness have been shown to be at risk for developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Studies show that around 1 in 10 patients with an ICU stay of 48 hours or more develop PTSD (Jones et al. 2007).   Since the 1980s, it has been known that patients don’t tend to remember much from their time in ICU and as doctors... Read more