This is one of a series of animations to support understanding of intensive care for friends and relatives of patients admitted there, endorsed by the Intensive Care Society. We are releasing one animation, in multiple languages, each day over the next 5 days.

The animations are designed to inform, save clinical staff time and reduce social exclusion. In particular they help overcome the communication barriers on ICU – a problem made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The animations have been developed by clinicians with patient and family involvement. They are about 5 minutes long and available in a range of languages. They are free to use during the pandemic (currently free until May 2021) and will then be available by subscription, without obligation.

Each hospital will get its own unique hospital-branded web page to access the animations with customised contact information to their hospital providing a communication bridge. Please Register.