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ICU Survivor Center

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If you were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), we provide a highly specialized center to help you with your recovery after leaving the hospital.

We offer this center because patients can experience problems with memory, mood, strength, sleep, and/or quality of life after suffering a major medical or surgical illness.

Patients recovering after a stay in the ICU may notice symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). This includes a variety of symptoms including feeling weak or tired, having changes in mood, feeling anxious or depressed, noticing problems with memory or attention, difficulty sleeping, hair loss, and experiencing low quality of life. Families or caregivers of ICU survivors may also experience stress while taking care of their loved ones.

Our center is designed to help reduce these symptoms and provide an extra layer of support for patients and their families. Our team at IU Health Methodist Hospital will meet with you and develop an individual plan for your needs. The center includes experts from:

  • Critical care nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Pulmonary critical care
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Spiritual support
  • Mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy

    Who is eligible?

    Our service is available to any patient after an ICU stay. We welcome patients admitted at an IU Health hospital or from other hospitals. We highly encourage our service for patients with the following conditions:

    • Shock
    • Sepsis
    • Respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation/life support for 48 hours or more
    • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
    • Trauma or emergency surgery
    • ICU delirium (confusion in the ICU) for at least 48 hours
    • Admitted to the ICU with COVID-19
    • Physician or care team identifying severe symptoms in a critical illness survivor

        About ICU Survivor Center

        Patients recovering after a stay in the ICU may notice symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). This includes a variety of symptoms including feeling weak or tired, having changes in mood, feeling anxious or depressed, noticing problems with memory or attention, difficulty sleeping, hair loss, and experiencing low quality of life. Families or caregivers of ICU survivors may also experience stress while taking care of their loved ones.

        Our center is designed to help reduce these symptoms and provide an extra layer of support for patients and their families. Our team at IU Health Methodist Hospital will meet with you and develop an individual plan for your needs. The center includes experts from:

        • Critical care nursing
        • Pharmacy
        • Pulmonary critical care
        • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
        • Spiritual support
        • Mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy

          Who is eligible?

          Our service is available to any patient after an ICU stay. We welcome patients admitted at an IU Health hospital or from other hospitals. We highly encourage our service for patients with the following conditions:

          • Shock
          • Sepsis
          • Respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation/life support for 48 hours or more
          • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
          • Trauma or emergency surgery
          • ICU delirium (confusion in the ICU) for at least 48 hours
          • Admitted to the ICU with COVID-19
          • Physician or care team identifying severe symptoms in a critical illness survivor

              We offer a full set of services. This includes therapy, mental health treatment and memory rehabilitation. You'll receive:

              • An assessment targeted around your symptoms and designed for your needs. Our experts from many fields combine their expertise to care for you. This guides our whole-person care approach for every patient. We learn about your health goals and create a plan to get you there.
              • In-clinic assessments of physical function, memory and thinking, quality of life, and mood. We also pay special attention to your symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, dry skin, and hair loss. These are common after staying in the ICU.
              • Health coaching, interventions for improving your recovery, and coordination of your care.

              Our Services

              We offer a full set of services. This includes therapy, mental health treatment and memory rehabilitation. You'll receive:

              • An assessment targeted around your symptoms and designed for your needs. Our experts from many fields combine their expertise to care for you. This guides our whole-person care approach for every patient. We learn about your health goals and create a plan to get you there.
              • In-clinic assessments of physical function, memory and thinking, quality of life, and mood. We also pay special attention to your symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, dry skin, and hair loss. These are common after staying in the ICU.
              • Health coaching, interventions for improving your recovery, and coordination of your care.

              When you visit us for the first time, we’ll provide an initial evaluation. That may include:

              • Meeting our team of nurses, physicians and therapists.
              • We will learn about your health goals and work with you to achieve them.
              • Assessments to measure your strength, balance, mood, cognition and quality of life.
              • Development of a recovery plan individualized for you.

              What to Expect at ICU Survivor Center

              When you visit us for the first time, we’ll provide an initial evaluation. That may include:

              • Meeting our team of nurses, physicians and therapists.
              • We will learn about your health goals and work with you to achieve them.
              • Assessments to measure your strength, balance, mood, cognition and quality of life.
              • Development of a recovery plan individualized for you.