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Name of Media:

Transitional Care After the Intensive Care Unit: Current Trends and Future Directions


Wendy Chaboyer, RN, PhD; Heather James, RN, MN; and Melissa Kendall, BSc, Grad Dip Psych, MHumSrv

Publisher or Source:

Critical Care Nursing

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

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

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:



American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, compromised transitional care for ICU patients may result in complications, including adverse events,4–6 readmission to the ICU,7,8 and increased rates of mortality.5,7,9 The knowledge gained by studying ICU patients, who experience a number of transitions, will provide insight and understanding of the process these patients undergo and facilitate improved clinical practices that may be applicable to other groups of patients. In this article, we review current literature on transitional care for ICU patients, with a focus on contemporary challenges, problematic clinical practices, and future research directions.

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