The concept of a patient diary in ICU is an interesting one.
There is some evidence that when used to collect information during a patient's stay, they help to "fill in" the memory hole caused by sedative drugs and delirium, and that this may reduce the psychological consequences in ICU survivors.
But do they help families?
In this fascinating SCCM podcast, I chat to Jenny Tcharmtchi about her experiences implementing the family diary in her paediatric ICU in Texas
Here's the podcast