We advance knowledge, education, and models of care for people affected by critical illness.
Critical illness can be a stressful time for patients and their families/friends. Being in the ICU comes with lots of unfamiliar words and uncertain situations which can be very overwhelming. The CIBS center is dedicated to providing you with resources to help navigate both your time in the ICU and the time following hospital discharge.
To help with this we have created an entire portion of this website just for you – patients and families. This part of our website is dedicated to providing you with information using easy to follow articles and videos. It includes sections on common problems patients face such as delirium, cognitive impairment and post-traumatic stress disorder. It also includes articles to help equip you with questions you can ask to better engage in your ICU care and what to expect at different parts of the critical illness journey. Lastly, it is packed with stories from patients and family members.