Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Assessment Tools and Prevention


  • Chanon Khanantai Registered Nurse, Vajira Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Navamindradhiraj University


Post-intensive care syndrome, Intensive care nurses, Nursing practice, Assessment tools


Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) occurs in over half of critically ill patients who survive treatment in the ICU. This condition consists of 3 groups of impairments: 1) physical impairments, 2) cognitive impairments, and 3) mental health impairments. PICS leads to increased disability and mortality. This article aims to present the pathophysiology, risk factors, assessment, and prevention of PICS through ABCDEF Bundle care. Nurses can apply knowledge from this review in caring for ICU patients to prevent PICS.


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Khanantai, C. (2024). Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Assessment Tools and Prevention. Nursing Journal CMU, 51(1), 251–267. Retrieved from



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