What is post intensive care syndrome?
You’re told you should be lucky to be alive, yet you struggle with daily tasks and can’t go back to work.
This what life is like for people with Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), a constellation of physical, mental and cognitive problems that can occur after spending time in the intensive care unit.
So, what can be done to help?
Ellen Leabeater has more.
Eric Flynn – Heart attack and ICU survivor
Associate Professor Sue Berney – Researcher and Manager, Physiotherapy Department, Austin Health Melbourne
Doug Elliot – Professor of Nursing at the University of Technology Sydney
Nancy Andrews – ICU survivor
Dr Marc Ziegenfuss- President of Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Image: Tony Webster on Flickr.