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After the ICU

Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System

Medical Journal

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Former ICU Patients or Their Caregivers


This After the ICU booklet is intended to be used by former ICU patients and their family/caregiver to help find the health care services and community resources
that may be helpful during recovery from critical illness. Specifically, this booklet was created to provide information and resources related to Post-Intensive
Care Syndrome (PICS). While PICS and PICS-F can be common after a critical illness, you may not experience all or any of these symptoms. PICS is defined as new or worsening physical, cognitive and emotional health problems that remain after a critical illness. Family members and caregivers of former ICU patients can
also experience emotional and psychological health problems such as anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. This is referred to as PICS-F. Our hope is to raise awareness about PICS and PICS-F and provide resources for those who are experiencing these symptoms. If you or your family/caregiver are having difficulty, we want you to know that you are not alone and that help is available.

PostICU, Inc's library staff reviewed this copyrighted material contained in the library and reasonably believes that its inclusion in our library complies with the "Fair Use Doctrine" because: (1) our library's is for nonprofit and educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work is related to our mission; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole is fair and reasonable; and (4) the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work will if impacted, should be enhanced, by its presence in our library.

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