Patient’s Perspective on Survivorship after Critical Illness, a 38 year old marathon runner details his critical illness and recovery during the Second Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference.
Patient's Perspective on Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: A 39 year old, previously-healthy man describing his ICU stay - the physical, mental, and cognitive impairments after hospital discharge, and effects on his return to work.
Empathic communication in the ICU - A survivor's story: Rana Awdish, MD, a pulmonary and critical care doctor, explains her life-threatening critical illness and first-hand experience as a patient in ICU. She vividly emphasizes the importance of empathic communication of clinicians with patient and their family at the time of critical illness.
An interview conducted by the Radio Health Journal with psychiatrist, Dr. Joe Bienvenu and psychologist, Dr. James Jackson regarding long-term mental health outcomes after ICU and post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).
A 9-minute interview of a patient who underwent early rehabilitation while mechanically ventilated. This video highlights the patient’s perspective and includes video of him ambulating in the ICU, while mechanically ventilated
"Psychiatric Problems in Patients Who Survive Critical Illnesses," by Joseph O. Bienvenu, MD, PhD and Dale M. Needham, MD, PhD | PsychiatricTimes.com | December 17, 2012 Few psychiatrists know about the phenomena involving delusional and hallucinatory experiences of patients who survive critical illnesses. Often patients come out of the ICU with horrifying memories (of being tortured, raped, assaulted, or imprisoned) and don’t know what happened to them. Not only are the patients debilitated by the physical illness, they are traumatized by the false memories resulting from delirium.
Drs. Bienvenu and Needham discuss the effects of critical illness and the need for collaborative interventions in the ICU that will improve long-term patient outcomes.
This video, provided by Darin Trees, DPT shows a patient who was admitted to Solara Hospital Conroe (Long-term Acute Care Hospital) after a 6-week ICU stay for respiratory failure, necrotizing pneumonia, septic shock, and profound muscle weakness due to prolonged bedrest. It captures the PT initial assessment, various stages of her recovery during therapies, and the final outcome- 10 weeks post admission.
**NEW** An interview featured on WHYY The Pulse with Dr. Dale Needham, Dr. Ann Parker and ICU Survivor, Garfield Griffin, regarding PTSD after the ICU and the use of ICU diaries to help reduce PTSD in ICU survivors.
A feature article highlighting the experience of delirium in ICU patients, and the challenge faced by clinicians in addressing and preventing associated poor long-term outcomes like PTSD, by changing ICU practice and using ICU Diaries.
Thisbrief article, titled “Treating the Trauma of Intensive Care,” discusses original research conducted by Drs. Needham and Bienvenu’s that evaluated post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in acute lung injury survivors from the ICU.
PTSD and Post Intensive Care Syndrome – The Philadelphia Inquirer: Newspaper article on PTSD and post intensive care syndrome, including results of a new research study on PTSD incidence and risk factors by Drs. Bienvenu and Needham.
This is a commentary (pp. 10-11) published in Chest Physician- The Newspaper of the American College of Chest Physicians. It discusses the infrastructure and equipment required and challenges in providing early rehabilitation in the ICU.
“Students' Device Allows ICU Patients to Get Back on Their Feet,” is a Headline@Hopkins article describing the development of the “MOVER Aid” biomedical device for the ICU early rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
A Hospitals and Health Networks magazine article. It discusses recent changes in intensive care units and mentions the OACIS Group as well as the Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program.