During the ICU

Covering 13 topics in plain language, from life support options to machines commonly used in the ICU, the Understanding Your ICU Stay booklet helps patients and families feel more at ease in the ICU and make better informed decisions about critical care. A free download is offered to patients and families.

Chapters include:
  • Sepsis: What You Should Know
  • Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
  • Death by Neurological Criteria (Brain Death)
  • Life Support Equipment
  • What to Expect When Your Child Is in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • And more
The Society of Critical Care Medicine offers a free copy of this booklet. Complete the form below and a copy will be sent to you via email. Additionally, the free Patient Communicator app can help ease the stress of a hospital stay. Download the flyer, print, and share with patients and families in your ICU. 

Receive a complimentary copy of Understanding Your ICU Stay: Information for Patients and Families booklet.

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