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CU researchers take aim at PTSD, burnout in ICU

Todd Neff


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Critical Care Physicians, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals


More than a decade ago, Meredith Mealer embarked on research that has only increased in relevance with the passing years.

The study focused on the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a devastating lung disorder. Mealer, PhD, RN, was then a research coordinator, working on the study with Marc Moss, MD, a pulmonary/critical care physician leading the effort. As Mealer paged through the symptoms patients and families reported – nightmares, high stress, emotional numbing, anxiety attacks – some struck her close to home. Prior to shifting her focus to clinical research, Mealer had been an intensive care unit nurse.

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