- 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.
Video of a patient's perspective on using an iPad to communicate while mechanically ventilated in the ICU.
Interview with Jan Hoffman, New York Times reporter regarding her recent front-page Science Times article on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after ICU.
SCCM 2013 Plenary Lecture: ICU-Acquired Weakness: Obstacles and Interventions in Recovery – A Patient Perspective by Cheryl J. MISAK, MA, DPhil, Vice President and Provost, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (MP4 player required)
**NEW** 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).
An occupational therapist working with a mechanically ventilated patient in the ICU
- A brief interview with an ICU survivor regarding the delirium she experienced while in ICU
- 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.
- This is a news article and video about a new biomedical device, known as the “MOVER Aid,” designed by biomedical-engineering students and ICU clinicians and faculty at Johns Hopkins.
- News feature from an NBC TV affiliate featuring an interview with a study patient, a MICU patient receiving early rehabilitation, and Dr. Needham, OACIS director
- Video interview with Dr. Needham and CCPMR physical therapist Jen Zanni about early rehabilitation
- Short video from Hopkins Research Update focusing on ICU exercise using neuromuscular electric stimulation and a specialized cycling device
- 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.
- A recent video publication that demonstrates the Manual Muscle Testing protocol employed in OACIS research and clinical programs.
Radio interview by WTOP 103.5 with Dr. Bienvenu regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced after ICU stay
In this NPR radio interview, Dr. Joe Bienvenu discusses post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in ICU survivors and the results of our new study evaluating risk factors for PTSD in ARDS survivors.
- On March 2, 2011, Dr. Needham was on the Diane Rehm Show. He participated in a discussion of changes in the ICU that are having positive impact on patients in the ICU and during the recovery process.
- New York Times articles about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after a stay in the ICU and the use of diaries in the ICU to help prevent PTSD.
- A New York Times article reporting on the need for early mobility for hospitalized geriatric patients.
- This brief 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.
- An article in the Boston Globe discussing post-traumatic stress disorder in ICU survivors.
- 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.
- A New York Times article discussing delirium issues, including ICU delirium, and the work currently being done at Johns Hopkins and other centers across the country to improve delirium.
- 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.
- This is a press release by Johns Hopkins Medicine on early exercise in the Medical ICU.
- This is a New York Times article featuring the development of the ICU Mover Aid to assist with mobilization of mechanically ventilated patients.
- “A Tactic to Cut I.C.U. Trauma: Get Patients Up” is a New York Times article discussing benefits of early rehabilitation in the ICU.
- This is an ABCNews.com article about post-traumatic stress disorder in ICU survivors.
- “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.
- “Moving in the ICU,” a news article in the Johns Hopkins Medicine monthly publication, Dome. It focuses on the Quality Improvement Project on early rehabilitation therapy.
- A Wall Street Journal publication discusses delirium and new changes in ICU care to improve patients’ physical and mental health recovery.
- A Washington Post article about ICU delirium. It features interviews with patients who recall their ICU delirium and discussions with Dr. Dale Needham and Dr. David Hager.
- 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.