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
Brain Injury Guide
Nutrition After ICU Vicky Davies
Click on the links below for more useful information.
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.
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
Anxiety Self Help
Panic Self help
Post traumatic stress
Obession & Compulsions
The BBC has also published a useful article -
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