Post-Intensive Care Syndrome & COVID-19

Expiry Date
: 01/08/2026
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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ICU survivors experience prolonged physical and cognitive impairments, with mental health issues, commonly referred to as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), and although the management of PICS has advanced, the outbreak of COVID-19 poses additional challenges.

Keywords: Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS); physical impairments; cognitive impairments; mental health problems; family; coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); PICS-F (family), ABCDEF bundle; ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW), nutrition

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to provide a review of recent advances and perspectives of PICS and additional challenges of COVID-19.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Recent Advances in PICS

  2. COVID-19 Infection
  3. Prevention of PICS in COVID-19.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
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