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So far Gabriel Heras has created 304 blog entries.

Animal-Assisted Therapy: Emotion and Science

18 April, 2018|

We shared yesterday on our social networks the amazing pictures by Lili Mateus of Cele and Chiki in the ICU of Hospital General de Villalba (Madrid). As expected, the images became viral and thousands of people supported the initiative. For those who have not seen yet, we share them again: Judge yourselves: a clear example that a picture is worth a [...]

The H beyond the Healthcare System

17 April, 2018|

In recent years, other professions classically oriented to offer services, such as law practitioners, have been concerned about the health status of their professionals and the need to carry out specific actions aimed at improving their wellness. An study conducted in 2016 by the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 13,000 lawyers, showed that between [...]

Proyecto HU-CI in NEJM Catalyst

6 April, 2018|

In December 2015, New England Journal of Medicine published the editorial Leading the Transformation of Health Care Delivery — The Launch of NEJM Catalyst. Health care delivery is in a period of historic transition: social capital seems to be the clue for institutions to improve trust, teamwork, reliability, fiability and the desire to innovate. To support the decision makers and clinical [...]

24-h extended visiting policy reduces ICU delirium

3 April, 2018|

Our mates and friends of Centro Hospitalar Unimed de Joinville in Santa Catarina (Brasil), leaded by Dr. Glauco Westphal  have just published in Intensive Care Medicine the letter Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients. Absence of relatives has been suggested as a potentially modifiable risk factor for delirium and anxiety in the ICU. In this study, theyaimed to evaluate the [...]

Early mobilization in ICU: Yes we can!

22 March, 2018|

Today, ICU survival has gradually increased thanks to technical and technological advances focused on providing vital support to critically ill patients. While traditionally the quality measurement in our enviroment has focused on mortality, there has recently been a change in vision: the functional status and quality of life after admission to the ICU are also important. This is why it [...]

Mindfulness in ICU

15 March, 2018|

Medicina Intensiva has recently published the article Application of a mindfulness program among healthcare professionals in an intensive care unit: Effect on burnout, empathy and self-compassion. Mates from the ICU of Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron held a clinical session/workshop on the practice of mindfulness and its usefulness. The possibility of following an 8-week training program with specifically designed short guided practices supported [...]

Interprofessional Care and Teamwork in the ICU

10 March, 2018|

Some things are so obvious, that often go unnoticed or we forget them. Critical Care Medicine has just published an excellent revision titled Interprofessional Care and Teamwork in the ICU. It underlines the importance of multidisciplinary work in the modern ICU, putting in value the role of each member of the team and  including patients and families in the center [...]

The HICU after the HICU: Innova HICU

7 March, 2018|

"Doc, now I am leaving the ICU... are you going to follow me in the ward?" "No, no, I am just the intensivist, we are the doctors who are in the ICU. In the ward you will be visited by another doctor" This is how it works. And not only in the ward. We usually don´t know about our patients [...]

The fly

1 March, 2018|

When she told me about her ICU stay, I was surprised with her first phrase: "That ICU, you know, was scary". Fear? I know that ICU and it´s not scary, it´s new and is quite well. She tells me that she was not treated badly at any time, but that ICU was very much scary for her. Her eyes are [...]

Burnout, boreout and compassion fatigue on the ICU

27 February, 2018|

In a recent article by Kompanje, “Burnout, boreout and compassion fatigue on the ICU: it is not about work stress, but about lack of existential significance and professional performance”, three syndromes are described that can have the same result in health professionals: loss of the sense of work, demotivation for daily work, and apathy and lack of compassion for patients [...]