Intensive Care Aftercare

1st Edition

Editors:

  • Print ISBN 9780750649834

Description

The editors have pioneered an 'intensive care aftercare' programme which provides follow-up and rehabilitation care for these patients, either whilst recovering on a general ward or at home.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why follow-up is needed; Audit Commission report recommendations; IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS AFTER ICU: Neuromuscular problems and physical weakness; Acute psychological problems, e.g. anxiety, amnesia and drug withdrawal; Delusions and hallucinatory memories of ICU; AFTER DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL: Sexual problems; Nutrition; Physical and Psychological recovery; Specific disease outcomes; AFTERCARE PROGRAMME - Where, when, how, and who, including ward visits and outpatient clinics for patients and relatives?; Ward visits and the role of the clinical nurse practitioner; Ward visits and the role of the ICU Doctor; SETTING UP AN OUTPATIENT CLINIC: Doctor led; Nurse led; Rehabilitation after critical illness; Bereavement; Interventions on ICU that may impact on later recovery: Patient diaries.

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750649834

About the editors

Richard Griffiths

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Medicine (Intensive Care), Department of Medicine, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool; Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Whiston Hospital, UK

Christina Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Intensive Care Research Group, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, UK