Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor, Caregiver Version: Screening for Post–Intensive Care Syndrome

Author(s): Sophia Wang, MD, Yameena Jawed, MD, Anthony Perkins, MS, Sujuan Gao, PhD, Sarah Seyffert, MD, Sikandar Khan, DO, Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, and Babar Khan, MD, MS

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2025

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Delirium, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

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Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

About 50% to 70% of ICU survivors develop post–intensive care syndrome (PICS), which is defined as newly acquired or progressively worsening difficulties in cognition, mental health, and physical functioning. This article discusses the validation of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor, caregiver version (HABC-M CG) to screen for post-intensive care syndrome. The HABC-M CG was initially designed to be a caregiver based screen for cognitive, psychological and functional symptoms in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. We found that the HABC-M CG subscales measuring the psychological, cognitive, and functional domains were valid measurements of severity of symptoms of PICS. In summary, the HABC-M CG is a user-friendly, informant-based standardized clinical tool, which can be used to quickly screen for possible symptoms of PICS in a wide range of settings, including primary care.


  • Identify why caregiver-based screens for post-intensive care syndrome are needed.
  • Describe the advantages of using the Healthy Aging Brain Monitor Caregiver Version.
  • Analyze the strengths and limitation of the Healthy Aging Brain Monitor Caregiver Version.

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