Care of Psychoemotional Aspects
ICU area is an area which is cut off from outside world. Modem ICUs are built in such a way that the sensory deprivation is reduced. Talk to the patient,listen to the patient and encourage him to talk or communicate whichever way he wants.(verbal/non-verbal)
Time wishing, having a clock, a calendar with date marked each day will help the patient to orient to the time, day etc. Tell hider that the operation is over and he/she is in ICU, that all are there to help for his/her recovery to normal life. Explain how much improvement is there. Communicate to the family members and allow them to visit the patient some time with all precautions of infection prevention and disturbances to other patients in ICU. Never leave the patient alone in ICU. Inform the patient that he/she will be shifted to the ward as his condition stabilizes.