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A-E Assessment of Post-ICU COVID-19 Recovery

2021 30 Mar

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant strain on healthcare and critical care services worldwide. While most resources have focused on acutely ill patients, the burden of patients who have been chronically affected by COVID-19 will remain.   From what we know of COVID-19 so far,  a significant number of patients show symptoms that last more... Read more

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The Post-ICU Patient

2020 24 Nov

“The success of intensive care has not to be measured only by survival statistics, as though each death is a medical failure. It has to be measured by the quality of lives preserved or restored and by the quality of dying of those in whose interest is to die.” This statement of G. R. Dunstan, Prof. of Morals and Social Theology, dating back to 1995,... Read more

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The Post-ICU Patient

2020 24 Nov

N umerous patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) every year. Many of these critically ill patients receive multiple interventions to treat and manage acute conditions and prevent further deterioration. However, these treatments can often affect a patient's mind and body. That is why many ICU survivors, as they transition out of the... Read more

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Infographic

2020 24 Nov

An overview of the Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and the challenges faced by critical care patients post-ICU. Read more

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The role of post-ICU recovery clinics

2019 06 Mar

With multiple advances in critical care, more patients are given the chance to survive life-threatening illnesses such as sepsis. This growing cohort of patients, however, grapples with a new challenge – post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). A raft of symptoms, including muscle weakness, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

2016 27 Sep

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation  It is now well established that many patients ‏and caregivers suffer physical, psychological ‏and social problems in the years ‏and months following critical care discharge ‏(Herridge et al. 2011). Similar to many centres, ‏our intensive care unit (ICU) had no follow-up ‏service available to support patients... Read more

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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.... Read more

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Caregivers of ICU Survivors at High Risk of Depression

2016 30 May

A Canadian study has found that caregivers of ICU survivors experience symptoms of depression up to 1 year after their relative is discharged (Cameron et al. 2016). Factors associated with worse mental health symptoms included younger age and less social support and sense of control over life. Older caregivers caring for a spouse, with a higher... Read more

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Young Females At High Risk for Psych Symptoms after ARDS

2016 26 Apr

Young, female ARDS survivors, who were unemployed prior to ICU admission, are at greatest risk of psychiatric symptoms following discharge. And it is not the sickest patients with the longest ICU stay who are most at risk, according to the results from a multicentre national U.S. study, led by Johns Hopkins University researchers and published in Critical... Read more