The ATS Critical Care Assembly has developed a series of short explanations of illnesses and procedures that are commonly seen in the Intensive Care Unit. The explanations can be printed and given to patients or used as a template for discussion.
This website is provided by the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and includes information for patients on the ICU team, answers to frequently asked questions, and a glossary of terms often used in critical care.
ICUSteps is a group that provides information and support to patients going through ICU care and the long recovery process. At this site you'll find options for connecting with other ICU patients and family members, as well as a guide to what to expect in the ICU. Go to the "Intensive Care Guide" tab for the best information.