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Name of Media:

Breaking it Down: Post Intensive Care Syndrome and Recovery - The Body


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:



Following critical illness, it is not uncommon for one to experience new or worsened physical limitations or difficulties. This can be due to the critical illness/injury itself, prolonged time spent in bed with limited physical activity, or preexisting physical challenges that worsen following hospitalization. Of all of the aspects of Post Intensive Care Syndrome (body, mind, and emotions), the physical changes are the most easily recognized and are therefore more readily addressed.

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