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Implementing early physical rehabilitation and mobilisation in the ICU

2019-08-02T18:56:53+00:0013 September, 2017|

Intensive Care Medicine has recently published the article "Implementing early physical rehabilitation and mobilisation in the ICU: institutional, clinician, and patient considerations. This is a multidisciplinary work developed by a physiotherapist in Australia, a nurse in Germany and a doctor in the United States. We are increasing knowledge about post-UCI syndrome and there is an increasing and general interest  in [...]

I will take care of you and your rest

2019-08-02T18:56:53+00:0012 September, 2017|

Friday night shift. As a usual thing, patients ' lesson for this doctor. This time: the dilemma was on untied hands. I can use a lot of words: tied, fastened, immobilized. Anyway, science has already given us the evidence that patients feel anxious with their hands tied when they are lying on a bed in the ICU. And when you think about [...]

Extended ICU visitation model reduces delirium and ICU stay

2019-08-02T18:56:55+00:0010 August, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. Critical Care Medicine has just published another very interesting article. From Brazil comes "Effectiveness and Safety of an Extended ICU Visitation Model for Delirium Prevention: A Before and After Study". This is a prospective single-center before and after study single in a thirty-one-bed medical-surgical ICU in Porto Alegre. All patients greater than or equal to 18 years [...]

Worldwide survey of the ABCDEF bundle

2019-08-02T18:56:55+00:008 August, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. We are honored to share a new publication, this time in Critical Care Medicine. Proyecto HU-CI has participated collaboratively with great professionals from many countries, and we would like to highlight and appreciate the work of our colleagues in Italy, especially Alessandro Morandi. Worldwide Survey of the “Assessing Pain, Both Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing [...]

Allergy to emotions

2019-08-02T18:56:56+00:001 August, 2017|

When Pepa was informed that, due to the complications, she would be admitted in ICU from the ward, she told the health care professional that was attending she was afraid. The answer she received was: "Do you have any allergies?". Why this professional could not tune with the emotion transmitted and why was it ignored?. Sometimes we are afraid of [...]