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Keep calm because I care for you (second part), by Verónica Rojas

31 July, 2014|

In Chile there is a typical phrase that says: "there is no first without the second"... and in allusion to that I write today the 2nd part of "Keep calm...".You will recall that my head and heart were impacted after know the reality of the Emergency Service and one of the last questions that I raised and invited it to [...]

One hundred days on ICU, by Juan Ramón Villanueva

30 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear Friends:Thanks to Alberto García Salido via twitter, I want to share with you a small treasure.I am sharing the blog Time to Heal, by Juan Ramón Villanueva. In May he wrote the story  "One hundred days on ICU". Here it is:"Alarms are sounding.The respirator sends puffs of oxygen getting tired lungs.A tube attached to a pump carries liquid food [...]

With the Scientific Endorsement of SEEIUC

29 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends:Today is one of those days in which one has the satisfaction and honour to share good news with friends.I am sharing the letter that I received yesterday from the President of the Spanish Society of Intensive Nursing and Coronary Units (SEEIUC), Rosa Jam: This is a great reason to continue giving our best,  and that all you continue [...]

Possibly … the best way of going to surgery!!

26 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s!From Facebook and  Buenos Aires, Diego Pelayo shares with us probably the best way of goint to surgery: Doreta Norris, patient with breast cancer, came to operating room by her own foot dancing with her doctors and nurses before being subjected to a double mastectomy in Piedmont Henry Hospital. It was her way of placating the nerves. Why not?. [...]

Evidence against the cuts in Nursing Staff

25 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends!Today I want to give diffusion to the Opinion article (sorry, you should practice your Spanish this time) published by José Manuel Velasco in Enfermería Docente in 2013 and broadcast entirely in Seguridad del paciente y enfermero (patient and nurse security)I give a summary, but it's worth that you read it whole."In an atmosphere of growing concern for the safety of health care, numerous [...]

Counselling…after overcoming an infarction

24 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my beloved rogue. Great satisfaction and pride for me to see that IC-HU Project and the experiences of their collaborators are giving their Scientific fruits. In the summer courses of the University of Alcalá,  the course "Habits of heart-healthy life XIV" has taken place and it was directed by  Drs. Hernández-Madrid, Matia and Zamorano.As well, performed one [...]

Zombies get out from TV by Jose Sesmero

23 July, 2014|

Colloquially and figuratively, "Zombie" has been used traditionally in addition to the revived "dead" to refer to that task or entity that carries out its work in a mechanical way as if you were deprived of your will.  In the health sector, we recognize three types of events that we quickly identified as harmful to bring to fruition the process [...]

Measuring the satisfaction of patients admitted to the intensive care unit and of their families

22 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Recently published in the online version of Medicina Intensiva, Dra. Holanda and the companions of Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla ICU  presents the following article.The objective of the study was to know the degree of satisfaction of patients and their families during their stay in the ICU, in a period of 5 months. In [...]

Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

18 July, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.  Here it is the second surprise of the week, thanks to the neonatologist Susana de las Heras and fellow of the  Medicine University of Alcalá.   This video belongs to the Cleveland Clinic, one of the four best hospitals in the United States and internationally known in many specialties including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.  One [...]

Keep calm…because I don´t care (Part I), by Verónica Rojas

17 July, 2014|

I am a nurse who was born and developed in an ICU.In this time of work, I have understood that these units are small "Islands" within the hospitals, and despite the crisis in health (independent part of the world in which we find ourselves) intensive units tend to have better staffing personnel, a little more of resources and a bit [...]