Is Post Intensive Care Syndrome ("PICS") a Major Health Care Crisis?

CHECK OUT THE FACTS

1. Every year, millions of people are admitted to intensive care units ["ICUs"] in the US.  

2. More than one-half of former ICU patients will experience PICS.

3. Yet only a handful of former ICU patients will learn that they have PICS.

* MILLIONS of Former ICU Patients Will Experience PICS in 2020, Unless Something Changes, Every Year Moving Forward? 

40%

40%

Will Experience Depression

Will Have Cognitive Deficits, Like a Traumatic Brain Injury

60%

Will Experience Anxiety

25%

Will Have Cognitive Deficits, Like Mild Dementia

* The following percentages represent a conservative estimate as found in a cross-section of PICS research. Many researchers place much higher percentages on these symptoms & medical conditions.

Our Mission is to Build a Large Community of PostICU Members. As a Group, We Hope to Improve the Above Listed Percentages.

In addition to providing educational tools to former ICU patients, their caregivers & families, the medical community, and the public, PostICU believes that its role in the process of addressing the PICS major health crisis is to recruit as many members to join our 501(c)3 nonprofit agency.

With the support of a large membership, we will be positioned to approach decision-makers at critical care organizations, hospitals, and health insurance companies and to offer commonsense solutions to this complex medical problem.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

JOIN POSTICU

Adding your voice heard to the conversation is the best way for us to get those discussions started. We need as many members as possible to stand with us by joining PostICU.

In addition to adding your voice, there are many other ways that we hope our members will participate in PostICU, Inc.'s mission:

  • Be an active participant and work on a project of your choice.

  • Be a passive PostICU, Inc member, receive our newsletter, and join our Members Only Forum to read about and discuss PICS news and information.

  • Donate to PostICU, Inc., contributions go towards "getting the word out," about PICS, through a variety of planned outreach methods.

  • RECRUIT OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN POSTICU, INC,

 

LATEST PICS NEWS @ THE POST ICU BLOG.

ASK OUR RENOWNED PICS EXPERTS A QUESTION

Ask one of our highly regarded experts in the field of critical care medicine any question about a PICS related topic. Questions are answered once a month. If your question is selected, we'll send you an email.

 

Click here to find all previously answered questions.

Dr. Gerard Weinhouse

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Harvard Medical School

Instructor​

American Board of Internal Medicine

Board Certification, Critical Care Medicine, 1995

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Dr. Daniela Lamas

 

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Critical Care Physician

Pulmonary Critical Care

Harvard Medical School

Instructor​​

American Board of Internal Medicine

Board Certification, Critical Care Medicine, 2015

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POSTICU'S COMPREHENSIVE PICS LIBRARY.

PostICU has and continues to build an expansive library of articles, research, and other materials following the history of PICS with materials relevant to former ICU patients and their families, as well as medical providers interested in learning more about PICS.

PostICU research includes materials from the time when ICU physicians & nurses first noticed that ICU survivors, displayed different symptoms than other hospital patients, to the most recent research PICS research, which because of COVID-19 has shined a bright light on PICS.

GET PICS NEWS AS IT HAPPENS @ POSTICU'S PICS NEWS PAGE

Get the most recent news and information about PICS, Click here.

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