It is normal to feel worried or afraid if you know someone who is in the intensive care unit (ICU). This book will help prepare children and youth for what to expect if they have a family member or loved one in the ICU. Simple language and medically accurate images will help explain the ICU setting, including information about:
- Why a person may be in the ICU,
- Machines, tubes, and other equipment they may see,
- The importance of sedation, and
- Different medical staff that care for people in the ICU.
Whether the young person is planning to visit a patient in the ICU in person or virtually, All About the Intensive Care Unit will help prepare them and their family for what they might see and hear in this special area of the hospital.