In this illuminating video, intensive care unit (ICU) survivor Anthony Russo provides an emotional and frank account of his ICU experience following his infection with the H1N1 virus. Anthony paints a vivid and heart-wrenching picture of his struggle with delirium and its long-term impact on his life. He also discusses the heroic efforts of the medical team at Sutter Health who oversaw his care.
After watching the video, you are encouraged to visit www.ICULiberation.org to learn about the upcoming grant-funded ICU learning collaborative and the fall simulation-based conference being offered by the Society of Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The ICU Liberation Initiative aims to engage clinicians in improving practice and patient outcomes related to pain, agitation and delirium. Consider how your ICU can become a part of this growing campaign.