We are a group of doctors, former patients and other healthcare professionals, working together to provide ICU patients, their families and other medical professionals with information about the road to recovery after critical illness.

There is a woefully inadequate amount of information about PICS being communicated to the millions of former ICU patients, at least half of whom are suffering from PICS symptoms.  We hope that this website will be a hub for accomplishing our mission to "get the word out" about PICS to as many of people as possible who are suffering from PICS.  We hope that you will join us in this effort.

 

Medical professionals dedicated to offering treatment to people diagnosed with post intensive care syndrome.

What is Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)?

 

Thanks to medical advance, more and more patients are surviving critical illness.  But for some, the return home is harder than anticipated. Many ICU survivors struggle with physical, emotional and cognitive problems following critical illness. These symptoms have been named “Post Intensive Care Syndrome,” or PICS.

Critical care professionals now recognize that former ICU patients might benefit from specialized care to address this spectrum of issues.

We now know that ICU survival is often only the beginning of what can often be a long journey towards recovery.

Some of PICS Symptoms

 

+ Up to 40% of former ICU patients suffer from depression

+ Up to 60% of former ICU patients suffer from anxiety

+ Up to 40% of former ICU patients have cognitive deficits (similar to a traumatic brain injury)

+ Up to 25% of former ICU patients have cognitive deficits (similar to patients with mild dementia

Read About PICS Patients & Their Families

It is patients and their families that provide us with the best detailed information about actual experiences in the ICU.  Share your story and/or read about other patients' post ICU syndrome related symptoms.

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