Resources

AftertheICU.org

After the ICU is a group of doctors, former patients and other healthcare professionals, working together to provide ICU patients, their families and other medical professionals with information about the road to recovery after critical illness

AfterPICU.com

AfterPICU.com offers resources for children and families following a critical illness.

Discharge From the ICU

This video offers five key areas patients and families should consider they prepare to be discharged from the ICU or hospital.

Healthtalk.org

healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues by sharing people's real-life experiences. 

ICU Delirium

The ICU Delirium website provides resources for patients and families about delirium. 

ICU Steps: Empathy, not Sympathy

ICUsteps is the United Kingdom's only support group for people who have been affected by critical illness and has helped many former patients, their relatives and medical staff from organisations around the world.

Pediatric Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and the Family

Children may experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) after a stay in the intensive care unit.

PICU Parent

The goal of PICUparent is to help parents understand their child's healthcare.  

PICU Passport

The PICU Passport from The University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's hospital helps patients and families document a stay in the pediatric ICU.

Sepsis Alliance

The Sepsis Alliance aims to educate the public and healthcare professionals about sepsis.

THRIVE: Discharge From the ICU

There are five key areas patients and families should consider they prepare to be discharged from the ICU or hospital. These include the equipment you may need for daily activities at home, what medications you may need and common mistakes about medications, follow-up appointments, and what do if you are struggling at home.

THRIVE: Pediatric Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

As children leave the pediatric intensive care unit, parents may notice changes. Some children may have additional needs after a stay in the PICU. This video aims to share stories and examples that exemplify challenges after a PICU stay. 

THRIVE: Pediatric Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and the Family

Children may experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) after a stay in the intensive care unit. Symptoms include learning and attention difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, sadness and depression, difficulty sleeping, behavior changes, motor dysfunction, breathing problems, feeding problems and difficulty hearing and seeing. Families may also be impacted by PICS. Help prepare your whole family to identify and treat PICS. 

THRIVE: Recovery After a Hospitalization for Sepsis

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. This video offers strategies for sepsis survivors and their families

THRIVE: Redefining Recovery

More people are surviving critical illness, leading to an increase in a condition called post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).  This video aims to help educate ICU survivors and their families about PICS. 

Warrior Within: Audio Relaxation

The Warrior Within is an audio relaxation exercise that post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) suffers can use as part of a meditation practice.  

Intensive Care: A Guide for Patients and Relatives

Intensive Care: A Guide for Patients and Relatives is a booklet produced by ICUSteps. It contains advice and information about intensive care. It tells you how critical illness may be treated and what recovery may be like. 

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