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From the intensive care bed…we need to hear and listen

31 January, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear Friends. From the intensive care bed...we need to hear and listen, just published in Intensive Care Medicine, the journal of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. (ESICM). It is wonderful that the most important impact devoted its space and time to help generate awareness and knowledge. Something is changing!. Darryl, a 46 year old businessman, crashed his motor-cicly against [...]

The World of Emotions

30 January, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today I want to share 3 interviews I have received recently and really loved them, because they refer to things that normally we don't like to talk: the world of emotions. The first, an interview published recently in El Mundo to Dr. Christina Puchalski, whose headline is irresistible to me: 'Physicians to connect with the patient are [...]

To more nurses, less deaths

29 January, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Demolisher headline, isn´t it?.It is one of the results of the article The Impact of Hospital and ICU Organizational Factors on Outcome in Critically Ill Patients: Results From the Extended Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care Study recently published in Critical Care Medicine and signed by Andrew Rhodes, Niall Ferguson or Jean-Louis Vincent, almost nothing.In [...]

A ‘time out’ to talk to my patients, by Iñaki Saralegui

28 January, 2015|

It is difficult to Eusebio to get up early. It is a cold day and he feels tired. He would prefer to remain in the bed, waiting for his daughter to bring to him the meal and watching peacefully the television. This would be a good plan. But he knows that in the next minutes the stamp will sound, the [...]

Humanizing patients safety, by José María Ruiz Ortega

27 January, 2015|

There are no health facilities, services or units free of professional mistakes. In September 2013, a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety (1) concluded that medical errors cause 440,000 deaths per year, and they are the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer.Our complex Health Care System does not allow a [...]

Surviving an Stroke, Surviving the Health System

24 January, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear Friends. Many of you have read the history about surviving an stroke, by Jorge Martínez Reverte published in El País last week. I wanted to share it on Saturday, so this post is for 3 days the center of the blog and can be read by many people. I hope you're better, Jorge. I send you a big hug. For [...]

The ICU Humanization Plan 2015-2018

23 January, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Yesterday it took place in Madrid the second face-to-face Workshop of The IC-HU Project Research group for the humanization of the intensive care.As you know, this group consists on a multidisciplinary team of people and many of us belong to the Scientific Societies SEEIUC and SEMICYUC. I want to thank publicly to SEMICYUC the assignment [...]

Patient and Families satisfaction after ICU discharge

23 January, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Published in Medicina Intensiva , the journal of SEMICYUC, today share the fruit of the work of one of the components of The IC-HU Project: Dra. Marisol Holanda and her team from Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla. Congratulations! In the study Measuring the satisfaction of patients admitted to the intensive care unit and of their [...]

Human Being and Machines: Modern Times

21 January, 2015|

Hello everybody, my dear friends. Today we open the doors to José María Cepeda, Emergency Nurse and blogger that you will know thanks to 2.0 Inmersion Manual for Health Professionals (only availabe in Spanish) that you may unload for free Health Connected. More than 4500 downloads!. We encourage you to read it! Chema is on fire, and recently shared with [...]

Should parents to be accompanying their children?

20 January, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Your opinion is important, and we need to listen you.Only one thing is necessary: you want to share it. Anyone can comment, you don't have to be a health care professional.From the Pediatric ICU of the Hospital 12 de Octubre, a group of healthcare professionals including auxiliar (Rafaela Pozo and Laura Palomino), nurses (Raquel Vinagre, [...]