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
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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.
Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
"Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s international THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative analyzed 17 sites within the collaborative between October 2016 and July 2017, and they identified six general models of peer support.
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.
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.
Hospital Discharge, THRIVE
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.
Pediatrics, PICS, THRIVE
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.