The following is a re-post to a friends’ blog, where she addresses a very real issue for ICU patients, that has been overlooked for way too long. This is a must-read article for anyone who ever has or knows someone who has had to spend time in an ICU regardless of whether the cause was medical or surgical.
The fact is, like many things in medicine, it is time to re-evaluate and update how the sickest patients are cared for to prevent long-term ramifications of that care. While most patients are simply happy to get out of the ICU, it is imperative to recognize that the ICU itself can cause trauma which must be addressed!
So head on over to the “As I Live & Breathe” blog and view her original post via the link below. Her post also links to the full article, which is well worth the few minutes it will take you to read it.