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29 July, 2016|

Hola a todos, mis queridos amigos. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Lic. Mª Isabel Morales, a pediatric and neonatal intensive care nurse. She is Venezuelan, but lives and works in Cordoba (Argentina).And she shared a reflection after reading the post Children under...not admitted by Ángela Alonso, that is going to be published soon as a [...]

First data: Current situation of Humanization of my ICU.

28 July, 2016|

Hola a todos, mis queridos amigos.As you know, yesterday we published a small form to test the current situation of humanization of our ICU, to take a first photography of how we are now for know to where going. Here the first results are, and we encourage you to continue to send responses from all parts of the world. Replies [...]

Current situation of humanization of my ICU

27 July, 2016|

Hola a todos, mis queridos amigos. As you know, we are nearly to publish the whole document Humanization Plan of the ICU of the Community of Madrid , which is a recommendations tool to humanize any ICU in the World.  We want to count with your help to know exactly what things are been doing already in each ICU, and [...]

Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s

26 July, 2016|

Hola a todos, mis queridos amigos.From 41 French ICU (network FAMIREA) a new tool is proposed to assess relatives’ experience of dying and death in the ICU. The hypothesis: to know their experience will allow us to implement preventive actions for the management of family grief. The article has just been published on Intensive Care. The authors designed and validated [...]

All in one. By Mónica Ferrero

20 July, 2016|

I have never thought it before.  It was after attending to the #2JHUCI where I participated in Module 2: Technology, structure and humanization: are compatibles?. And my respond is YES, for sure.And it also begins to be already a reality. The new health spaces are projected by combining early technology, structure and humanization, as the new Hospital Royal Adelaide (RAH) [...]

Family presence during ICU procedures. By Bárbara Salas

19 July, 2016|

Annals of American Thoracic Society has just published in July a very interesting article on the presence of family members during Intensive Care Unit (ICU) procedures. Its authors (physicians, nurses and members of the ICU Patient and Family Advisory Council at the Intermountain Medical Center in Utah, USA), present their experience of years trying to make the Intermountain Medical Center’s [...]

A call for action against burnout syndrome

16 July, 2016|

Recently, four american scientific societies of Intensive Care Medicine, have launched a call for action about the burnout syndrome (BOS) of the ICU professionals. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine have published a document whose aim is to generate awareness and give visibility to the burnout syndrome, [...]

It could happen to anyone. By Aroa López

14 July, 2016|

To be health care professional (in my case, a nurse) and at the same time a critically ill patient is hard. To see the faces of teammates to attend you, monitors, techniques that are practicing you... everything is a summation and you know where you are going.I am an emergency nurse in a a third level Hospital of Barcelona. Young [...]

Show me you love me…by José Carlos Igeño

13 July, 2016|

When I was doing my training on Intensive Care Medicine, already nearing the end of the specialty, I had the honour to do the farewell speech after that five years. I recently found that speech. At the end, it said something like this: "... We have learned that our patients depend on us, and our obligation and vocation is not [...]

WONDER: September 24th, TEDxValladolid 2016

12 July, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amigos.Don´t miss one of the events of the year: September 24th, Saturday at LAVA – Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid.TEDxValladolid comes back. As you can remember, they gave us the the oportunity last year with the talk "The Care of Invisible". This time, it will be WONDER.Wonder, wonder and wonder. Wanting always to know more, [...]