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Proyecto HU-CI in NEJM Catalyst

By |6 April, 2018|

In December 2015, New England Journal of Medicine published the editorial Leading the Transformation of Health Care Delivery — The Launch of NEJM Catalyst. Health care delivery is in a period of historic transition: social capital [...]

24-h extended visiting policy reduces ICU delirium

By |3 April, 2018|

Our mates and friends of Centro Hospitalar Unimed de Joinville in Santa Catarina (Brasil), leaded by Dr. Glauco Westphal  have just published in Intensive Care Medicine the letter Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients. [...]

Early mobilization in ICU: Yes we can!

By |22 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 [...]

Mindfulness in ICU

By |15 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 [...]

The fly

By |1 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 [...]

The Practice of Respect in ICU

By |22 February, 2018|

Although RESPECT and DIGNITY are intuitive concepts, little formal work has addressed their systematic application in ICU. So, Samuel Brown an a multidisciplinary group of relevant experts have done a review of the literature and collaborative [...]

Redesigning the information room

By |20 February, 2018|

When a patient is admitted in the ICU, family members want to stay with this relative and know how he/she is. The information about the patient evolution is an encounter between family and staff. This [...]

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