Early mobilization in ICU: Yes we can!

2019-08-02T18:56:21+00:0022 March, 2018|

Today, ICU survival has gradually increased thanks to technical and technological advances focused on providing vital support to critically ill patients. While traditionally the quality measurement in our enviroment has focused on mortality, there has recently been a change in vision: the functional status and quality of life after admission to the ICU are also important. This is why it [...]

Mindfulness in ICU

2019-08-02T18:56:22+00:0015 March, 2018|

Medicina Intensiva has recently published the article Application of a mindfulness program among healthcare professionals in an intensive care unit: Effect on burnout, empathy and self-compassion. Mates from the ICU of Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron held a clinical session/workshop on the practice of mindfulness and its usefulness. The possibility of following an 8-week training program with specifically designed short guided practices supported [...]

Interprofessional Care and Teamwork in the ICU

2019-08-02T18:56:25+00:0010 March, 2018|

Some things are so obvious, that often go unnoticed or we forget them. Critical Care Medicine has just published an excellent revision titled Interprofessional Care and Teamwork in the ICU. It underlines the importance of multidisciplinary work in the modern ICU, putting in value the role of each member of the team and  including patients and families in the center [...]

The HICU after the HICU: Innova HICU

2019-08-02T18:56:25+00:007 March, 2018|

"Doc, now I am leaving the ICU... are you going to follow me in the ward?" "No, no, I am just the intensivist, we are the doctors who are in the ICU. In the ward you will be visited by another doctor" This is how it works. And not only in the ward. We usually don´t know about our patients [...]

The fly

2019-08-02T18:56:26+00:001 March, 2018|

When she told me about her ICU stay, I was surprised with her first phrase: "That ICU, you know, was scary". Fear? I know that ICU and it´s not scary, it´s new and is quite well. She tells me that she was not treated badly at any time, but that ICU was very much scary for her. Her eyes are [...]