The Society of Critical Care Medicine supports various quality and patient safety activities.
AfterPICU.com offers resources for children and families following a critical illness.
SCCM seeks to improve patient and family support after critical illness through the THRIVE Initiative.
After the ICU is a group of doctors, former patients and other healthcare professionals, working together to provide ICU patients, their families and other medical professionals with information about the road to recovery after critical illness
Discharge From the ICU
This video offers five key areas patients and families should consider they prepare to be discharged from the ICU or hospital.
THRIVE Post ICU Clinic Collaborative
The Society of Critical Medicine, through its new THRIVE Initiative, is offering up to seven, $1,000 grants aimed at fostering a network of hospitals focused on developing post ICU clinics to provide comprehensive care to ICU survivors.
healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues by sharing people's real-life experiences.
The ICU Delirium website provides resources for patients and families about delirium.
ICU Steps: Empathy, not Sympathy
ICUsteps is the United Kingdom's only support group for people who have been affected by critical illness and has helped many former patients, their relatives and medical staff from organisations around the world.
Intensive Care: A Guide for Patients and Relatives
Intensive Care: A Guide for Patients and Relatives is a booklet produced by ICUSteps. It contains advice and information about intensive care. It tells you how critical illness may be treated and what recovery may be like.
Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
"Models of Peer Support to Remediate Post-Intensive Care Syndrome" was published in the February/March 2019 issue of Critical Connections.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s international THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative analyzed 17 sites within the collaborative between October 2016 and July 2017, and they identified six general models of peer support.
The goal of PICUparent is to help parents understand their child's healthcare.
The PICU Passport from The University of Chicago Medicine's Comer Children's hospital helps patients and families document a stay in the pediatric ICU.
The Sepsis Alliance aims to educate the public and healthcare professionals about sepsis.
THRIVE: Discharge From the ICU
There are five key areas patients and families should consider they prepare to be discharged from the ICU or hospital. These include the equipment you may need for daily activities at home, what medications you may need and common mistakes about medications, follow-up appointments, and what do if you are struggling at home.
THRIVE: Pediatric Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
As children leave the pediatric intensive care unit, parents may notice changes. Some children may have additional needs after a stay in the PICU. This video aims to share stories and examples that exemplify challenges after a PICU stay.
THRIVE: Pediatric Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and the Family
Children may experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) after a stay in the intensive care unit. Symptoms include learning and attention difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, sadness and depression, difficulty sleeping, behavior changes, motor dysfunction, breathing problems, feeding problems and difficulty hearing and seeing. Families may also be impacted by PICS. Help prepare your whole family to identify and treat PICS.
THRIVE: Redefining Recovery
More people are surviving critical illness, leading to an increase in a condition called post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). This video aims to help educate ICU survivors and their families about PICS.
Warrior Within: Audio Relaxation
The Warrior Within is an audio relaxation exercise that post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) suffers can use as part of a meditation practice.