In a recent interview for Radio 4, ICUsteps trustee Catherine White talked about the nightmarish world of hallucinations, delirium and paranoia that patients often experience as part of their time in critical care. If you missed the broadcast, you can still hear the interview here.
In 2008 we launched our booklet ‘Intensive Care: A guide for patients and relatives’ to provide comprehensive information for patients and relatives on the sort of issues they may face in rehabilitation following a critical illness. Since then over 40% of intensive care units across the United Kingdom have ordered the booklet, with a total of 45,000 booklets distributed. You can view the guide on the website, download a print friendly version and it’s also available as a free iPhone app.