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Managing Psychological Distress Post-ICU Stay

May 25, 201430 sec
Hosted by: Lee Freedman
Guest: Dale Needham
What complications in the ICU might lead to a patient experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder after an ICU stay? Is it better to keep ICU patients sedated to prevent pain, or is there an advantage to encouraging movement as soon as possible? Host Dr. Lee Freedman debates this question with Dr. Dale Needham, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Are certain patients more susceptible than others to developing PTSD after being in the ICU?

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