ICU Patient and Family Resources
Welcome to the Intensive Care page. Here you will find resources on ICU related conditions, information for caregivers, and additional resources on advance care planning and related concerns. Please click on the links below to learn more.
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Common Problems of Critical Illness
Search for information on medications given in the ICU
Renal Failure (acute)
Sepsis - What You Should Know
Information for Caregivers
The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home to the ill and elderly, with online support groups, newsletters, education, and additional resources. Newsletter also available in Spanish.
Participating in Care: What Questions Should I Ask?
Taking Care of Yourself while a Loved One is in ICU
The Society of Critical Care Medicine Patient and Family web site has information about medical conditions, treatments, tests, equipment, drugs, medical terms and many other aspects of the ICU.
Why Do ICU Patients Look and Act That Way?
Advance Care Planning
Patients can let their health wishes be known through an Advance Health Care Directive. You can learn more about the form, get instructions and download it here.
Decisions About End of Life Care
Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Life Support Choices