Humanizing the Emergency, with J.M Salas

2019-08-02T18:59:07+00:0031 October, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Finally, this crazy October ends. We had a very entertaining month visiting different parts of the country and building new bonds that humanize the assistance.Today I want to introduce you to J.M Salas, author of one of my favorite blogs: Con Tinta de Médico (With doctor's ink) I bring here a recent interview (only available [...]

Available the Talk “Humanizing intensive care in the process of dying”

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

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.As we promised, here you have the talk in pdf format "Humanizing intensive care in the process of dying" (only available in Spanish) that we recently did at the Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante. Don't miss the videos! They are really good and illustrative.We hope you enjoy it and that may be useful. Thanks [...]

What we say when we don´t talk

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

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. I would like today to share an article published in IntraMed by Dr. Rubén Mayer (only available in Spanish) on non-verbal communication. This is our summary.Our body speaks beyond words. In his book "Nonverbal communication", Sergio Rulicki defines it as a complement to the words and transmitted language through different channels: we talk also [...]

EnDiGra 2015: Caring from the Digital World

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

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends:EnDiGra 2015 (ENFERMERÍA DIGITAL GRANADA 2015) is a Conference seeking to integrate the care and the digital world. New technologies can add great value to care, in particular digital tools. The Conference will be held on Friday October 30th, in the Hall of the Hospital General Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Granada and will be presented [...]

The individual’s journey through critical care

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

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Our recent trip to Oporto to the Jornadas de Medicina Intensiva da Primavera is giving the first fruits. We are extremely grateful to our Portuguese friends, who made us feel as at home and have been interested in the IC-HU Project massively.Irene Aragão and Ana Guerra, from the ICU of the Hospital de Santo Antonio do Porto want to share [...]

Eye tracking in ICU

2019-08-02T18:59:09+00:0023 October, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today we share the news recently published in Medscape Critical Care, about an article of Surgery journal: Eye-Tracking Devices may help ICU Patients Communicate, especially those who receive mechanical ventilation and who cannot speak.   The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has conducted a pilot study in 12 patients, all of whom werw capable of [...]

A look inside the ICU, by Daniel Muñiz

2019-08-02T18:59:09+00:0022 October, 2015|

This month, the Spanish Society of Intensive Care, Critical medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC) has opened a new section on its website devoted to patients and their families. Under the title "A look inside the ICU", SEMICYUC aims to provide scientific and quality information, in equal measure, as usually does for professionals in Intensive Care Medicine, allowing patients and their [...]

Death and dying: Science and Spirituality

2019-08-02T18:59:09+00:0021 October, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed with our friends of Hospital San Juan de Alicante, where we were talking about "Humanizing Intensive Care in the process of dying" (this talk will be available in Spanish as soon as possible in this blog on pdf format). One of the attendees at the Conference was [...]

The IC-HU that looks to the sky, by Mónica Ferrero

2019-08-02T18:59:10+00:0020 October, 2015|

Look at this picture. Do you know what this space is? You are right! This is the Alfred Hospital ICU in Melbourne.I look at this picture and I see a wonderful space: bright, spacious, very well distributed, with very clean lines, where predominantly white color reflects cleaning while the wood of the great central volume gives a touch of warmth [...]

Road to Porto: JMIP

2019-08-02T18:59:10+00:0017 October, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Next week on road to Porto, to the Jornadas de Medicina Intensiva Da Primavera,  organized by the Hospital de Santo António do Centro Hospitalar do Porto. A tremendously evocative title: "Where we are and where are we going?" that also is the title of the opening conference, by Dr. Jean-Louis Vincent.And a program that will focus [...]