Monthly Archives: April 2015


From the other side of the pyjama: Humanizing Health Care

2019-08-02T18:59:53+00:0030 April, 2015|

The change in the clinical relationship demand healthcare workers a plus in providing quality care. The knowledge, technical skills and the training received, should be always accompanied by a human quality.Thus, one of the most important values that different health professionals must learn is empathy. Using it, we try to understand the vision of the other.One of the key elements [...]

The IC-HU Project wins #HospitalOptimista Award

2019-08-02T18:59:53+00:0029 April, 2015|

Hello everybody, my dear friends.We did it!Yesterday, at the Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe in Valencia and with more than 300 people, The IC-HU Project: Humanizing Intensive Care was awarded with the first prize in the Ceremony Awards of #HospitalOptimista. Click here to see the new and video in Antena 3 Click here to see the video in La Sexta [...]

Always look at the bright side of life, by Meritxell Tapia

2019-08-02T18:59:53+00:0027 April, 2015|

My alarm-clock sounds and I weak up plenty of satisfaction, happiness, and full of life. This is priceless.The day of Saint Jordi there was an inflection point in the ICU of the Broggi Hospital.But to reach it, sometimes we have to go through situations in life that make us think and rethink many aspects of both personal and professional life.In [...]

Human Tools: from Aragón to Chicago!

2019-08-02T18:59:54+00:0024 April, 2015|

Last weekend I had the opportunity to represent to the IC-HU Project in the 13th Cinema and Health 2015 Awards. In Zaragoza, we show our first film "Human Tools", within the category of Assets for health. It was a very rewarding day. Human Tools had a great acceptance among the public who attended the event. I received many congratulations for [...]

Variability among ICU in managing patients with preexisting limits on Life-Sustaining therapies

2019-08-02T18:59:54+00:0023 April, 2015|

Hello everybody, my dear friends.Today Iñaki Saralegui share with us the following article recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine: Variability Among US Intensive Care Units 
in Managing the Care of Patients Admitted
 With Preexisting Limits on Life-Sustaining Therapies . It is a retrospective study that analyzes the data from the IMPACT project, which includes 277.693 patients admitted to 141 ICUs [...]

My ICU days, by Marina García

2019-08-02T18:59:54+00:0022 April, 2015|

July 9th 2014: I open my eyes...I can´t move my hands, body-wide pain is unbearable, something out of my throat and I am not at home. I don't know where I am or what time is, there are photos of my son and my husband, some drawings with my name, an image of the Virgin of St. Nicholas and a [...]

Humanization will open the National Congress of San Sebastián

2019-08-02T18:59:55+00:0021 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.As many of you know, in June from 14th to 17th will take place in San Sebastian the 50th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Intensive, Critical Medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC) and the 41st National Congress of the Spanish Society of Intensive Nursing and Coronary Units (SEEIUC).Today is a gratifying personal to share [...]

Fine-tuning the partnership with ICU families

2019-08-02T18:59:55+00:0018 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today we want to share with you Involvement of ICU families in decisions: fine-tuning the partnership, a recent review of Dr. Elie Azoulay with open access in Annals of Intensive Care.Families are not just visitors. They are in sudden grief for the loss of health and they must adapt to an unknown and intimidating atmosphere. [...]

40 days for the National Conference on Humanization

2019-08-02T18:59:55+00:0017 April, 2015|

Hello everybody, my dear friends. Just 40 days for the 20th National Conference of humanization: "Humanizing Intensive Care", and this is an update of practical information.    First of all, to communicate to you that the Conference has been credited by the Commission of Continued Formation with 1,8 credits (nº exp: 07-AFOC-01092.5/2015), in addition to the accreditation of the Universidad [...]

#sonrisasquecuran (smiles that heal): PayasoSalud

2019-08-02T18:59:56+00:0016 April, 2015|

"I come into your room very slowly with my red nose, in silence. You have lost eyes, although I really think that some sort of vision problem don´t let you feel my presence. Slowly I am by your side, your face remains impassive, I breathe, and the notes of my ukulele begin to sound.At that moment your face is suddenly [...]