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Patient Communicator App

The Patient Communicator by SCCM is designed to improve communication between patients and caregivers.

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The Patient Communicator App by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is designed to improve communication among patients, families, and caregivers. Communication with patients who are unable to speak is often challenging. Mechanical ventilation, hearing or speech limitations, language barriers, and other hurdles may stand in the way of providing optimal patient-centered care.

New and Improved Features!
  • Improved ICU digital diary allows patients and families to track progress
  • New pediatric-focused content with simplified phrases to help young patients communicate pain location and intensity
  • New icons, emojis, and phrases to easily communicate emotions and needs with adults and children
  • Improved and more accurate translations in 18 languages
  • Updated glossary of terms to help educate patients and families about the intensive care unit
  • Free download of the booklet Understanding Your ICU Stay: Information for Patients and Families  
Available on iTunes      Available on Google Play