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Name of Media:

ICU Diary: The Gift of Care™


Martin, Judy

Publisher or Source:

American Nurse

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

General Public,General Medical Professionals,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States of America (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

COVID-19 Related:



As an ICU nurse you’ve probably encountered the critically ill patient who is experiencing hallucinations, delusions, and confusion. Healthcare providers are learning just how detrimental this state of mind can be to the patient’s recovery process as he or she transitions from the ICU setting. One proposed intervention, the ICU diary, has been used in Europe since the 1980s but is not widely used in the United States. I conducted the first evidence-based practice (EBP) ICU diary pilot project in an acute care setting located in Central Texas.

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