Improving Transitions of Care after Critical Illness
Post intensive care syndrome (PICS) is a recently recognized condition of a group of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional impairments affecting patients recovering from critical illness. As a new disorder, PICS is not a familiar diagnosis in primary care and therefore, patients likely to experience PICS should attend a transitional care visit in an intensive care recovery clinic able to offer resources for recovery to improve patient outcomes. Visit attendance rates in this population lag comparable clinic attendance. A brochure was determined to be an instrumental tool for distributing PICS information, clinic availability, and contact information. Nurse-led education sessions with patients prior to hospital discharge combined with clinic brochure distribution increased clinic attendance 7.8% and decreased the clinic no- show rate 20% compared to historical clinic attendance rates in a four-month project time frame.
Flores, Lori. (April 2020). Improving Transitions of Care after Critical Illness (DNP Scholarly Project, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8397.)
Flores, Lori. Improving Transitions of Care after Critical Illness. DNP Scholarly Project. East Carolina University, April 2020. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8397. October 23, 2020.
Flores, Lori, “Improving Transitions of Care after Critical Illness” (DNP Scholarly Project., East Carolina University, April 2020).
Flores, Lori. Improving Transitions of Care after Critical Illness [DNP Scholarly Project]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; April 2020.