Monthly Archives: April 2016


Our path is made by walking, by José Manuel Velasco

2019-08-02T18:58:26+00:0028 April, 2016|

In the coming II National Conference on Humanizing Intensive Care in Barcelona, we will have the opportunity to see first hand the vision of professionals who have spent years working on units that long ago took the step of opening its doors. Without a doubt, it will be an injection of energy and a source of inspiration for those who [...]

#SanidadSINruido, #UCISINruido

2019-08-02T18:58:26+00:0027 April, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. April 27th, World Day Against Noise. We join the initiative of #FFPaciente: we need to generate awareness about the negative effects of noise on health centers... and in society in general. 24-hour making noise to get 364 days of silence  In the ICU, more than 30% of the patients can develop disorientation and even [...]

We are all sepsis, by Alberto Del Castillo

2019-08-02T18:58:26+00:0026 April, 2016|

We are living an increase in the incidence of Sepsis in recent years probably due to the increase of the population survival and the use of new immunosuppressive treatments. This increase in incidence has not been come with the development of new therapies as we see in other illnesses. So, our efforts are now aimed primarily at early detection with [...]

#HelloMyNameIs Isabel Murcia and I am intensivist

2019-08-02T18:58:26+00:0022 April, 2016|

Months ago I met the campaign initiated by Kate Granger (@GrangerKate) on the need to introduce to relatives and patients. I think is fantastic: talks about the approach, respect, importance of initiating relationships between patients, professionals and family properly. I recommend you take a look. I thought her slogan with that little smile that suggested approach and kindnessand was perfect [...]

A hospital with personality, by Mónica Ferrero

2019-08-02T18:58:27+00:0020 April, 2016|

Last week I was talking by phone with Gabi Heras and he told me what fantastic day he lived on April 13th in the 21st Conference of the Universitary Nursing School of Lugo at the Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti. An excellent organization by the school: 21 years old is not every day. Before his talk, they led him to visit the hospital: [...]

Join to the ANDES study (Anxiety, Depression, Strees)

2019-08-02T18:58:27+00:0019 April, 2016|

Dear colleague:Greetings from the medical team and teachers of the Intensive Care Unit in the Los Andes University Hospital (Mérida, Venezuela). We are pleased to invite you to participate in the ANDES stuy (anxiety, depression, stress).  Depression, anxiety and stress are disorders that can occur in the health workers. They affect to the organization outcomes, leading to an increase of [...]

An overcoming story

2019-08-02T18:58:27+00:0016 April, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Today we want to share a summary of the experience of Juan Pablo, patron of the DACER - damage brain Foundation whom I met via LinkedIn. We add to make visible a terrible disease, that can happen to anyone, and where the attitude of self-improvement and received support are keys to recovery.     "My [...]

Humanizing the admission note, by Josep-María Sirvent

2019-08-02T18:58:28+00:0014 April, 2016|

A 79-year-old man was treated at his home for chest pain. Acute myocardial infarction code was triggered and he was transfered to an hospital in a medicalised helicopter.  He went through cardiac hemodynamic study which objective occlusion of the right coronary artery, placing an stent with optimum result. He was admitted in the ICU and within hours persisted with low [...]

OPEN SPACE Family and Patient Centered Intensive Care

2019-08-02T18:58:30+00:0012 April, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amigos. Next April 14th will be held the second OPEN SPACE HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE from the Duth Group Family And Patient Centered Intensive Care (FCIC). We have a close friendly relationship and international collaboration and our objectives are common . Day after day, professionals are more aware of the impact that an ICU stay generates [...]

Exchanging experiences to improve

2019-08-02T18:58:30+00:008 April, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Next Wednesday April 13th we are flying towards Galician lands for the first time since the creation of this project, although I already anticipate that in the coming months we will return several times. We will participate in the 21st Conference of the Universitary Nursing School of Lugo, which this year is entitled "Exchanging experiences [...]