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Name of Media:

Validation of a New Clinical Tool for Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Author(s):



Wang, S., Allen, D., Perkins, A., Monahan, P., Khan, S., Lasiter, S., Boustani, M., & Khan, B.

Publisher or Source:

American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC)

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

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:

No

Description:

In 2010, the Society of Critical Care Medicine organized a task force to raise awareness of the long-term cognitive, psychological, and physical impairments in survivors of critical illness. Impairments in these three domains are collectively known as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). PICS affects 50–70% of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, and its effects can persist for 5–15 years after ICU hospitalization. One major barrier in the assessment of PICS is the lack of a single, validated clinical tool to rapidly assess impairments in all three domains of PICS.

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