Intensive Care Aftercare
* A much needed guide to detailed follow up and focused care of patients following a stay on the intensive care unit * Looks at the longer term residual effects of critical illness, including disability, functionality and specific disorders and problems * Includes practical information on running an aftercare programme, including where, when, how and who * Focuses not only on the patient but also on the needs of the relatives * Written for the multidisciplinary hospital and community teams
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Immediate problems after ICU
After discharge from hospital
Aftercare programme where when how and who?
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