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Name of Media:

Breaking it Down: Signs and Symptoms of Post Intensive Care Syndrome

Author(s):

Annie Johnson

Publisher or Source:

Mayo Clinic

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients or Their Caregivers, General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

To recap from our first post in this series, the definition of Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) is new or worsening health problems after a stay in the ICU. These health problems can affect the body, mind, and/or emotions and often present after the patient has been discharged from the hospital. These problems may last anywhere from a few weeks, to months, and in some cases even years. People with PICS often experience a wide array of symptoms.

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