The ICU Survivorship Clinic provides centralized multi-disciplinary care for critical illness survivors, patients are seen by pulmonary/critical care specialists as well as a clinical psychologist.
Critical illness survivor patients are known to have prolonged, complex medical recoveries after ICU admission. Care is often required for symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, physical debility, complex medication management, residual pulmonary symptoms/side effects, sleep difficulties, DME needs (oxygen, tracheostomy care). Collectively, this symptom complex is known as Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS).
The ICU Survivorship Clinic specialist will identify unique patient needs, develop a treatment plan, and refer to other services if needed.