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Animal-Assisted Therapy: Emotion and Science

18 April, 2018|

We shared yesterday on our social networks the amazing pictures by Lili Mateus of Cele and Chiki in the ICU of Hospital General de Villalba (Madrid). As expected, the images became viral and thousands of people supported the initiative. For those who have not seen yet, we share them again: Judge yourselves: a clear example that a picture is worth a [...]

ICU acquired weakness

7 August, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today we want to give diffusion a Critical Care review about intensive care unit acquired weakness, one of the most frequent problems we see in our patients with long stays and which have sequels during a medium-long term. It´s in open access, so there are no excuses!. The authors speak of incidence, pathophysiology, risk factors, [...]

Physician burnout: can we make a difference together?

22 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.We keep talking about in the same way that yesterday (thank you so much, more than 1.600 page views to the post about ratios). It´s very important to care the care provider.Today we want to share an article recently published in Critical Care: Physician burnout: can we make a difference together?.Despite being a widely known [...]

Raising the volume: Music in ICU

18 March, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Dr. Juan López Messa, Head of Intensive Care Unit at Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Palencia shares with us the following article published in Critical Care: Is There a Role for Music in the ICU?. Could music reduce anxiety and sedation needs during mechanical ventilation?. The answer is YES.This is a randomizen trial with 373 [...]

Coming down from the pedestal, by Antonia Socias

31 December, 2014|

In an article recently published by Visser in Critical Care are reviewed articles published in the last 10 years on the barriers perceived by doctors who work in the ICU with regard to decision-making in situations perceived as "end of life".It's an article different from those we used to analyze, it does not give answers, not tell you which is [...]

Noise pollution in the ICU

17 December, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Who and what generates noise in the ICU?. Mainly, people.Today we talk about this interesting subject thanks to the article Noise pollution in the ICU: time to look into the mirror published in Critical Care in August 2014 and yesterday shared by our friend Carles Calaf in his social networks.Noise can have harmful effects on [...]

Early intraICU psychological intervention

24 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Let´s focus today from the point of view of whom is lying opposite, facing up. Published in Critical Care in 2011, do echo of the article Early intra-intensive care unit psychological intervention promotes recovery from post traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and depression symptoms in critically ill patients.The intervention of clinical psychologists from admission to [...]