Intensive Care Society: Guidance on the transfer of the critically ill patient to the outdoors

19th Aug 2021

The ICS have released guidance on how to safely transfer patients into an outside environment, with the aim of improving their quality of life and long-term outcomes. It should be used in conjunction with our guidance on the Transfer of the Critically Ill Adult. A prolonged stay in critical care has far reaching consequences for the patient and their family, causing both long term physical and psychological consequences including (but not limited to) post-traumatic stress disorder, muscle loss, fatigue, and anxiety. Drawing on evidence from public green spaces and other hospital settings, exposure to greener environments is likely to reduce anxiety and stress, common psychological conditions which can develop as a response to a prolonged stay in critical care.

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