Ashish Sarangi MD, Dalynn Kim MS
Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the healthcare system and stretched resources thin. The impact on healthcare staff working in the intensive care unit setting has been especially devastating.
Objective: To conduct a review of the impact of the pandemic on healthcare personnel in the intensive care unit setting in an effort to collect information to inform various stakeholders.
Design: Focused literature and abstract review
Conclusion: This article highlights the association between critical care as it relates to trauma and COVID-19 and point stakeholders toward opportunities for anticipating and managing secondary effects in an effort to promote psychological adaptation.
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; ICU, depression, anxiety, burnout, healthcare workers
Article citation: Sarangi A, Kim D. Exploring and managing psychiatric symptoms in ICU healthcare professionals during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: A focused review and guideline. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2021;9(41):28–34
From: Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (AS), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (DK), Lubbock, Texas
Reviewer: Cheryl Erwin JD, PhD
Conflicts of interest: none
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