Get Published | Subscribe | About | Write for Our Blog    

Posted on July 15, 2017 at 4:30 AM

The Society of Critical Care Medicine has a great new guide for patients and 
families: Understanding Your ICU Stay. This should help improve communication and reduce conflict.  Here is the table of contents:


Why Do ICU Patients Look and Act That Way?


Chronic Critical Illness in Adults Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation


Participating in Care: What Questions Should I Ask?


Making Decisions About ICU Care


What Are the Choices Regarding Life Support?


Sepsis: What You Should Know


Taking Care of Yourself While a Family Member Is in the ICU


Critical Care Medication 


Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) 


Death by Neurological Criteria (Brain Death)


What to Expect After Your Family Member Leaves the ICU: Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and Other Issues 


Life Support Equipment


What to Expect When Your Child Is in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)


Palliative Care for Children


Glossary


Resources

Comments are closed.