Every Deep Drawn Breath

Every Deep Drawn Breath

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Book, 333 pages, 2021

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Product Code: 330141

Every Deep Drawn Breath

For decades, ICU survivors left the hospital with disabling symptoms including newly acquired dementia, depression, PTSD, and nerve damage, all now recognized as Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS. Dr. Ely’s groundbreaking investigations advanced the understanding of PICS and introduced crucial changes that reshaped intensive care: minimizing sedation, maximizing mobility, listening to the family, and providing supportive aftercare. Dr. Ely shows that there are ways to bring humanity into the ICU and that “technology plus touch” is the future of health care and is a proven path toward returning ICU patients to the lives they had before their hospital stay.

This book is a rich blend of science, medical history, profoundly humane patient stories and personal reflection. Dr. Wes Ely describes his mission to prevent patients from being inadvertently harmed by the technology that is keeping them alive. Readers will experience the world of critical care through the eyes of a physician who drastically changed his clinical practice to offer person-centered health care, and through cutting-edge research convinced others to do the same.

ISBN #: 9781982171148

Author: W. Ely