ICUsteps has produced a guide which contains lots of advice and information about intensive care. It tells you how critical illness may be treated and what recovery may be like. Not every patient will experience all of these things, but they are more likely to if they have been in intensive care for more than a few days. Most of this guide is written for patients but there is a section specifically for relatives and visitors. By reading the guide, relatives will learn what a patient's recovery may involve and it will give them the answers to some of the questions they may have.

There are links below to other useful guides that can be downloaded.

Intensive Care Guide 

Delerium Guide

Brain Injury Guide

Physiotherapy Guide

Nutrition After ICU Vicky Davies

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Click on the links below for more useful information.

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Birchall Blackburn Law have helped and supported ICUsteps Chester almost from the very beginning.  Their support has been invaluable.  Here Claire Cully, a solicitor in their Serious and Catastrophic Injury team presents a guide to Benefits after Critical Care.  This is part of ICUsteps series of webinars that have taken place during the pandemic, our thanks to them for allowing us to share it.

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A stay in Intensive Care can have a lasting impact on your state of mind or mental health.  NHS Scotland has produced some really useful leaflets that you may find helpful, especially in these unprecedented times of Coronavirus.

Just click on the links below.

Stress Self Help

Anger Problems

Anxiety Self Help 

Panic Self help

Post traumatic stress

Sleep Problems


Chronic Pain


Social anxiety

Obession & Compulsions

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The BBC has also published a useful article -

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Useful Coronavirus Pages

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