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UM St. Joseph Medical Center offers Maryland’s first Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) peer support group. Beyond Intensive Care: Surviving &Thriving supports current and past ICU patients and family members, to help them connect with others who may have had similar experiences.

What are the symptoms of PICS?

Symptoms include intensive care unit acquired weakness, problems with thinking and judgement (memory, attention span, tasks) and issues with sleeping, nightmares, unwanted memories, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate and join other ICU survivors at our free PICS support group.

When and Where? 

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

CV Fitness Classroom

Every first and third Wednesday of the month, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

 

For more information, please contact 410-427-5540 or beyondintensivecare@umm.edu