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 families to do frequently asked questions, facilitating as much as possible their stay in ICU. Thus we want to help to decrease the stress that this experience can produce, putting the importance of them as part of the process.
Regularly SEMICYUC will provide through its website material support completely free and downloadable in PDF format for information to relatives.
You will attempt to address all issues related to ICUs, from the most basic, as those who make up team work in the ICU, to issues more complex, such as the immediate future and the expectations of the patient after discharge from the intensive care unit.
We will talk about all issues related to ICU, from the most basic, as those as who the member of an ICU are, to more complex issues, such as the immediate future and the expectations of the patient after discharge from the intensive care unit.
The first chapter tries to explain life-sustaining treatment limitation (only available in Spanish), a practice that, while is not only performs in the ICU, requires a detailed explanation to understand completely in what, which is its main goal and how it applies. Dr. Olga Rubio from the ICU of Fundación Althaia in Manresa and a member of the Bioethics Working Group of SEMICYUC writes about it.
In the same way, SEMICYUC is open to suggestions and doubts that may have patients, family members or anyone in general. To do this, we provide in the following Contact form in which choosing the category of question of patient, family member or citizen can get in touch with us, consider us an area of improvement, discuss your needs or even directly tell us your experience in the ICU.