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  • **NEW** "Every ICU Nurse and Doctor Should Watch This Film", is a short video from Hearts in Healthcare in which Kathy, an ICU survivor gives a highly compelling first-person account of the important role of clinician communication with patients. 
  • **NEW** A webinar from the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and Health Research & Educational Trust, “Early Mobility Matters: In & Out of the ICU”.  The webinar features Dr. Dale Needham, “Evidence Based Practices for Early Rehabilitation” (9:48-34:25). Also featured, Brooke Nack, PT, MHS, “Creating a Culture of Mobility” (34:27-55:23).
  • **NEW**  A brief feature from Hamilton Health Sciences discussing, LIBER8 an eight-part care bundle specifically created for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients to promote early rehabilitation, minimize PICU acquired complications, and aid in recovery.
  • **NEW** A news feature from an ABC TV affiliate featuring a recent study, looking at the prevalence of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome survivors.
  • **NEW** A Concept ICU Bed with Integrated Leg Press: From the Johns Hopkins 5th Annual Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference, a case report of a patient bedridden in ICU for 3 months using a prototype bed with integrated leg press. Testing was done at the Cornerstone Hospital in Conroe, Texas.
  • Adolescent Patient's Perspective on Pediatric ICU Experience & Survivorship: An 18 year old with cystic fibrosis details her journey with critical illness and recovery during the Fifth Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference.
  • 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.
  •  News feature from NBC Nightly News, looking at the benefits of pet therapy in the Intensive Care Unit.
  • A short video from the Neuro psychology research team from the Institut d'Investigació i innovació Parc Taulí, Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain) in collaboration with the BetterCare monitoring system, about their early neurocognitive platform for cognitive rehabilitation in ICU patients.
  • A trailer for The Basics-Creating and Sustaining an Early Rehabilitation Program from the 3rd Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference
  • A trailer for Advanced Topics in Early Rehabilitation of Critically Ill Patients the 3rd Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference
  • A Multi-Disciplinary Team Walking a Mechanically Ventilated Patient in the Johns Hopkins Medical ICU
  • A short patient education video from Johns Hopkins Medicine regarding the importance of staying active during hospitalization
  • Video of the launch of an ICU Diary Project, in the Johns Hopkins Medical ICU, designed to reduce PTSD in ICU survivors.
  • 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.
  • Recovering from the ICU: A Survivor's Story, from Alison Clay, MD, sharing her experience as an ICU patient and survivor during the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 43rd Critical Care Congress..
  • A video excerpt from The University of Chicago Medical Center on executing a multi-disciplinary approach to mobilization of critically ill patients .
  • A 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.
  • 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 | | 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.
    • Part 1 / Part 2 of the interview.
  • 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
  • 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 bed rest. 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.


  • **New** An interview featured on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcast, with host Elizabeth Tracey, talking to Dr. Megan Hosey about how dogs may help people with longer ICU stays wicoping with demoralization. 
  • **New** Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcast, entitled Dogs in the ICU, featuring Dr. Megan Hosey discussing some the unique roles dogs can play in the ICU. 
  • A PMReport Podcast from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, entitled Rehab in the ICU setting with Dr. Dale Needham discussing the benefits of  early rehabilitation in the ICU. 
  • An ATS Journals Podcast featuring Dr. Biren Kamdar  and  Dr. Dale Needham discussing their paper in AJRCCM: Joblessness and Lost Earnings After ARDS in a 1-Year National Multicenter Study.
    • Podcast *Disclaimer: the audio quality of voices has some distortion due to recording problems.
  • An NPR radio Marketplace story discussing decreasing delirium by mobilizing patients in the ICU.
  • A brief interview with Dr. Alison Turnbull featured on Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcasts, examining depression in care givers of ICU survivors.
  • A brief interview with Dr. Dale Needham featured on Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcasts, regarding depression following an ICU stay.
  • A brief interview with Dr. Dale Needham featured on Johns Hopkins Medicine Podcasts, regarding mental health issues following an ICU stay.
  • An interview featured on CKNW The Jill Bennertt Show, regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Intensive Care Units.
  • 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.
  • The first English edition of "Die Intensivrundschau" featuring an interview with Dr. Dale Needham, discussing the early mobilization of critically ill patients.
  • Radio interview by WTOP 103.5 with Dr. Bienvenu regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced after ICU stay.
  • In this YPR 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**This blog post from Biomedcentral features Dr. Megan Hosey discsussing the benefits of animal therapy for ICU patients.
  • This article from Healthy Debate discsusses the issues surrounding Post-ICU syndrome and the need for follow up care after discharge.
  • This is a brief article by Johns Hopkins Medicine on a recent study that found a third of patients after an ICU stay, experience symptoms of depression.
  • This is a press release by Johns Hopkins Medicine on a systematic review and meta-analysis of depressive symptoms after critical illness.
  • A brief article exploring Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Wang's first-hand experience with post-operative delirium.
  • An article from ATS News describing three IPad Apps for assisting with patient communication in the ICU.
  • An article from Johns Hopkins Medicine detailing early mobility in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • An article from Forbes detailing the psychological, physical and economic impact of delirium and post-hospital syndrome, along with an outline of preventive measures.
  • An article fromThe Washington Post detailing the growing awareness of the dangers of delirium in the intensive care unit.
  • An interview with a severe ARDS survivor detailing his experiences in the ICU with delirium and weakness, and his recovery back to marathon running.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ANew 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.
    • Commentary
  • 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 article about post-traumatic stress disorder in ICU survivors.
  • 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.