17 September 2020

Piloting the Post ICU Presentation Screen (PICUPS) tool and rehabilitation prescription

Since launching the Post ICU Presentation Screen (PICUPS) tool and rehabilitation prescription earlier in the Summer, we have focused our efforts on engaging the wider critical care community around the use of the tools and recruiting pilot sites.

We are very grateful to those who attended the engagement webinars and to everyone who took part in the data collection activities.
In total 26 acute hospitals in England participated in the pilot of the PICUPS tool and rehabilitation prescription representing a good geographical spread of sites.
Pilot sites actively engaged the breadth of their multi professional teams including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dietitians, Nurses and Doctors.
458 patient assessments were completed.

The pilot feedback has also suggested some useful ways these resources can be refined and strengthened as part of the development process. Over the next few months, the team will be busy carrying out the data analysis, dissemination of findings and further engagement particularly as winter preparations pick up pace. 

What else has been happening?

We are delighted to share that the Framework for assessing early rehabilitation needs following treatment in intensive care has received additional endorsements from the The Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Physicians, Welsh Critical Care and Trauma Network and the Welsh Intensive Care Society. A full list of endorsements can be found inside the framework document.



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