“Post-ICU has been rewarding not only for patients and for their family, but actually for staff.”
MD, critical care pulmonologist
at Griffin Health
Hospitals post-pandemic face new challenges: a growing demand for person-centered care, staff facing burnout and shortages, and payers incentivizing patient satisfaction and nurse engagement. The ICU puts many of these challenges under a magnifying glass.
Post-ICU addresses these difficulties by enabling family engagement. In the Post-ICU digital ICU diary, healthcare workers and family members of ICU patients collaborate in care. Writing and reading in the diary reduces the patient’s and family’s chance of developing Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS, or PICS-F for family). This leads to an increased patient satisfaction, better health outcomes, less readmissions to the ICU, and prevents burnout among caregivers.
Post-ICU is a service and is priced per staffed ICU bed per year. The minimum amount is 15 beds. The price depends on the number of beds a hospital contracts. If you want a quote for your hospital, please leave your contact details (with the form above) and we can send you a quote.
If you are interested in what exactly is included in the cost, please find more information here.
59% of all ICU survivors will suffer from psychological impairments after leaving an ICU. Additionally, up to 75% of family members of ICU patients will develop mental or cognitive issues, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Approximately a third of these family members will require psychiatric medication.
Since it is hard to predict who will develop problems, research suggests to keep a diary at all times, for all ICU patients and families. If you would like to learn more, you can review the scientific evidence and recommendations on our sources page.