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Name of Media:

Prevent Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) during COVID-19


Linda Bell, MSN, RN

Publisher or Source:

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians,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 Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



In the early days of caring for critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis or multiple organ failure, we were grateful when they survived their illness. We used any interventions we could think of to increase the likelihood of survival. We didn’t really think about what came after patients’ intensive care unit (ICU) experience; we were just happy they survived. However, we came to find out that despite our best efforts, these patients had a high risk of developing delirium and postdischarge sequelae.

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