Post-Intensive Care Syndrome in Adults and Children
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and pediatric survivors of critical illness commonly experience post-intensive
care syndrome (PICS, or PICS-p in children), consisting of impairments in mental
health (e.g., anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder
symptoms), cognition, and physical function. These impairments are associated
with worse health-related quality of life and can persist for years after
discharge from the intensive care unit. This session describes the incidence of
and risk factors for such symptoms as well as interventions to prevent and
manage these impairments.
is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Maximizing Outcomes for
Medically Complex Patients of All Ages.”
You will be able
the core components of post-intensive care syndrome in children and adults
strategies for prevention and management of post-intensive care syndrome, with
special attention to the SLP’s role, including communication strategies
online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts,
and references so you can access it from anywhere!
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