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Publication for Patients and Families

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) new publication, Understanding Your ICU Stay: Information for Patients and Families, covers 13 comprehensive topics and resources in plain language so that patients and families can make better-informed decisions about their care. This booklet is perfect for individual family use, to be offered in waiting rooms, or loaned through the hospital library.

Chapters include:

  • Sepsis: What You Should Know
  • Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
  • Death by Neurological Criteria (Brain Death)
  • Life Support Equipment
  • What to Expect When Your Child Is in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • And more

Understanding Your ICU Stay: Information for Patients and Families is available for purchase in the SCCM Store using your Customer ID and password. The booklet can be purchased individually at a price of $4 for members ($5 nonmembers), or in packages of 25 at a price of $90 for members ($115 for nonmembers).

If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.