The treatment was…Sebastian, by Alberto Del Castillo

2019-08-02T18:59:29+00:0031 July, 2015|

Clinical trials of new treatments are published daily, and we are glad when one of these publications is our specialty-related thinking; "A new treatment that we can use".But we forget much simpler treatments. They could reach all disciplines and all countries regardless of financial resources.And what is that treatment? Look at this story happened in our ICU, you will give [...]

PRO – CON debate: Social Networks in ICU

2019-08-02T18:59:29+00:0030 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Recently, Belén Viloria sent me this image. Today we share it with the owners generous permission with the intention of generating debate among all.My first reaction was to think "This is incredible...Our patients already connected up in the ICU and narrating their admission".On the other hand, I have never wanted to live as a user [...]

It is always possible to do something more, by Mari Cruz Martín

2019-08-02T18:59:30+00:0029 July, 2015|

Really awesome the article published online last week in Annals of Intern Medicine: “Personalizing Death in the Intensive Care Unit: The 3 Wishes Project: A Mixed-Methods Study” by Dr. Deborah Cook and her team of McMaster University Health Sciences Center in Hamilton, Ontario. The "3 wishes Project" wants to improve and dignify the process of death for ICU patients, allows [...]

Last Stand, by Wes Ely

2019-08-02T18:59:32+00:0028 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today, we reblog and translate with his permission a post by Dr. Wesley Ely, recently published in Pulse: voices from the heart of Medicine. For sure this article will let you think and remember about situations that probably all of us have lived. "The first time I saw Jessa, she lay crumpled in the ICU [...]

Doctor: if I die, I don’t want you to worry

2019-08-02T18:59:32+00:0024 July, 2015|

- Intensivist on shift: "Prepare a bed to put a patient a BiPAP with acute lung edema".At the beggining, it was not a complicated admittance. After the anguish of the first moments, the patient had very good response and could withdraw respiratory support. It is then when I return to explore him and an interview begins, asking about history and [...]

RISE: Peer Support for Caregivers in Distress

2019-08-02T18:59:33+00:0023 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friendsToday we want to share the RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) created by experts of Johns Hopkins. It is a training program that tries to take care of the second victims: health professionals who have suffered some traumatic experience after an adverse event or an error at work. The prevalence is between 10 and 43% [...]

Physician burnout: can we make a difference together?

2019-08-02T18:59:33+00:0022 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.We keep talking about in the same way that yesterday (thank you so much, more than 1.600 page views to the post about ratios). It´s very important to care the care provider.Today we want to share an article recently published in Critical Care: Physician burnout: can we make a difference together?.Despite being a widely known [...]

Patient Mortality Is Associated With Staff Resources and Workload in the ICU

2019-08-02T18:59:33+00:0021 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friendsJust published in Critical Care Medicine, today we want to share an article which comes to talk about something that could be thought by anyone without being an ICU healthcare professional. We were talking about this on January (To more nurses, less mortality). And we will talking for sure.Patient Mortality Is Associated With Staff Resources [...]

Carlos y Fernando, #AporELA (ALS)

2019-08-02T18:59:33+00:0018 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Tomorrow Sunday at 19.50 in Canal Plus will be emitted the whole interview 'Football and Life.'. Fernando Torres, Atlético de Madrid football player interviews Carlos Matallanas. If have not seen it, from IC-HU Project we help in the dissemination and of course to the battle againts ALS of Carlos and so many people. Together we [...]

The man who would demand explanations about his lungs, by Carles Calaf

2019-08-02T18:59:34+00:0017 July, 2015|

As a patient he was there, looking at a fixed point, impressed to see and hear ten people talking about and surrounding him ... But they do not ask anything.His fastidious pneumonia had become something strange that sounded as "collapsed", and that worsens, so he was admitted at ICU. He had an intense suffocation and he couldn´t sleep. He was [...]