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Commentary - Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2022) Volume 5, Issue 3

Post intensive care syndrome: Patients after ICU discharge experiences the cognitive, physical and mental health impairments.

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) is a collection of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that persist after a patient leaves the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). As a consequence of medical advances over the last several decades, more individuals are now surviving catastrophic diseases. PICS describe health problems that continue after a severe illness. They are present while the patient is in the ICU and may remain after discharge. These concerns might have an impact on the patient's body, thoughts, feelings, or psychology, as well as the patient's family.

Author(s): Gavin Barrow-Swan

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