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Early mobilization in ICU: Yes we can!

By | 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 [...]

Mindfulness in ICU

By | 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 [...]

Interprofessional Care and Teamwork in the ICU

By | 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 [...]

The HICU after the HICU: Innova HICU

By | 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 [...]

The fly

By | 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 [...]

Burnout, boreout and compassion fatigue on the ICU

By | 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 [...]

The Practice of Respect in ICU

By | 22 February, 2018|

Although RESPECT and DIGNITY are intuitive concepts, little formal work has addressed their systematic application in ICU. So, Samuel Brown an a multidisciplinary group of relevant experts have done a review of the literature and collaborative [...]

Redesigning the information room

By | 20 February, 2018|

When a patient is admitted in the ICU, family members want to stay with this relative and know how he/she is. The information about the patient evolution is an encounter between family and staff. This [...]

Patient and professional experience: two sides of the same coin?

By | 13 February, 2018|

Patient experience, pacient centered care, the evaluation of user´s satisfaction... are essential variables for the evaluation of the quality of care, but are they two sides of the same coin?. Does achieving patient satisfaction (face) [...]

Patients and doctors choose Compassion

By | 8 February, 2018|

HealthTap, a health technology company serving millions worldwide with its Health Operating System (HOPES™) powered by a network of 108,000 doctors and Artificial Intelligence, released a report that revealed that compassion is more important than cost [...]

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