Patient and Family Resources

These resources can help patients and families:

  • Better understand post-intensive care syndrome (PICS)
  • Better understand how to THRIVE after a stay in the intensive care unit
  • Better understand Sepsis

Wellness After the ICU
Wellness After the ICU

Life After Sepsis

Mejoría después de la hospitalización por sepsis

Warrior Within
Enjoy the power of deep relaxation through a guided visualization where you will experience:

  • A guided deep body relaxation exercise guaranteed to soothe
  • A self-renewing walk on a nature path along a flowing river
  • A white sandy beach with melodic soothing waves
  • A sunrise and sunset with brilliant hues of color that radiate the sky
  • Increased confidence and clarity of thought
  • Increased hope and optimism to take on your day
  • Play or Download Warrior Within audio

Talk to your healthcare provider
Symptoms of PICS include:

  • Chronic fatigue and weakness
  • Depression
  • Trouble with daily activities
  • Memory and thinking problems
  • Nightmare and unwanted memories

Print a discharge letter before you leave the hospital. Ask your healthcare provider complete the questions. This will help ease communication with your primary care physician after the ICU stay. 

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