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Name of Media:

Post-intensive care syndrome and COVID-19 —Implications post pandemic

Author(s):

Michelle Biehl, MD; and Denise Sese, MD

Publisher or Source:

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians, Former ICU Patients, General Public, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) describes new or worsening physical, cognitive, or mental impairments in a patient following critical illness or intensive care. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely result in many more patients with PICS and its associated health and economic challenges. Screening and assessment tools should be utilized during hospitalization, at discharge, and post discharge to facilitate services and strategies to improve PICS outcomes for patients and their families.

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