Pain and fear in the ICU

2019-08-02T18:59:36+00:0030 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From the ICU of the Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda, doctors Carlos Chamorro and Miguel Angel Romera give us their point of view in the journal Medicina Intensiva. We want to share a small summary of the article. From common sense and science we can carry out the corresponding actions of improvement in this field [...]

From theory to practice: talking about CPR

2019-08-02T18:59:36+00:0026 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From the blue of the sea and holiday rest,  Dr. Alfredo Serrano (@alfchus) send us a very interesting article, which talks about communication between hospital doctors and patients in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.In theory, from Bioethics and papers, is recommended to establish concrete plans of action and discuss with the patient the realization of cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers if [...]

The ABCD of the Dignity – Conservation of Care

2019-08-02T18:59:39+00:0025 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.From Intramed, the translated article Dying with dignity in the ICU signed by Deborah Cook and published in New England Journal of Medicine just a year ago is being shared via twitter.A must read. Today we rescue the ABCD of the Dignity-conservation of care (Chochinov adapted): The attitudes and assumptions may affect the practice. Reflect [...]

The particularity of Nursing mistake, by Francisco Cebrián Picazo

2019-08-02T18:59:39+00:0024 June, 2015|

Writing about an own mistake and carrying out self-criticism is always more complicated than doing so on a positive development. I have taken the "risky" decision to write about an error. Somehow remember involves reviving, doing present something that has happened, and not only in its rational content but also in the emotional one.Empatize is a double issue: rational and [...]

People caring for people, by Verónica Rojas

2019-08-02T18:59:39+00:0023 June, 2015|

We always talk about how being more human with patients and their families, but rarely we speak about how human we need to be with people who works in the Hospital.I personally believe that the true wealth and seal of an institution is in each one of the healthcare providers because we are representatives and the visible face of the [...]

Marta Lado, an everyday hero with the King

2019-08-02T18:59:40+00:0019 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today this blog is dressed smar, to go to the Royal Palace of Madrid.Our Majesty the King Felipe VI of Spain is delivering the decorations of the Order of Civil Merit and one the awards will go to settle on the chest of Marta Lado.This award rewards the merits of civil character acquired by public [...]

The art of saying goodbye

2019-08-02T18:59:40+00:0018 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Back home from San Sebastian, of the #IntensivosDonosti Congress. I just decided to go last minute, because of the recent death of my father a week ago. But I felt that the show must go on, and wanted to be at the table of humanization that opened the Congress and greet all people who [...]

Paco´s lessons

2019-08-02T18:59:40+00:0017 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. 48 hours ago my father died, after 19 years fighting against a colon cancer that in the last two years had already won the game and it had disseminate. Despite the pain I feel, this is not a sad story. For nothing. Paco knew how to live with his disease and even I think that [...]

He saw his father crossing yesterday

2019-08-02T18:59:40+00:0014 June, 2015|

I'm new in this forum, just listening, hardly apprentice.I stand to ask your warm hand to a great friend that yesterday saw his father crossing.My phone rings:"My father unconscious at home! You know, terminal, asymptomatic. 112 on road. Who can I speak? ... My brother doing CPR with instructions by phone. I don't know if he is in cardiac arrest."The [...]

Thinking and designing spaces, by Mónica Ferrero

2019-08-02T18:59:41+00:0010 June, 2015|

Yes, you read right! We think and desing spaces. Interior design projects. We talked to our client, he/she exposes us the opinions and needs, and based on that information, we provide a custom design project.But... Have you ever been asked how would you like to be the hospital you attend as a professional, patient or companion?If medical centers could take [...]