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Eight things we would never do regarding end-of-life care in the ICU

14 March, 2019|

The article Eight things we would never do regarding end-of-life care in the ICU has been recently published online in Intensive Care Medicine, in What´s new in Intensive Care section. It´s signed by Ely, Azoulay and Sprung. Authors want to share a global vision from three differents views and parts of the world, about situations and transversal concepts regarding end of life care [...]

When Humanisation in the clue of a bundle

23 September, 2017|

Actually, a bundle implementation as a practice which improve quality and safety in the attention of critically ill patients is normal. Scientific evidence about the measures taken demonstrate statistically that bundles are positive. But, what makes bundle ABCDEF  different from others? After participating for 2 days in an intense “ICU Liberation”  course organized by the SCCM and Vanderbilt Medical Center  and [...]

Science and Philosophy of the ABCDEF bundle

27 January, 2017|

During this week, the 46th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine has been held in Hawaii. Much has been said in networks on topics closely related to #humaniza, but one of them has had special importance. At the same time of the event, Critical Care Medicine has published "The ABCDEF Bundle: Science and Philosophy of How ICU Liberation Serves [...]

A swimming pool in the ICU? By Wes Ely

18 June, 2016|

Published in The Wall Street Journal on June 17th, 2016 “A swimming pool in the ICU? You must be nuts.” The nurse’s voice was almost lost amid the whooshing ventilator and infusion pumps. Five days earlier, we had admitted Bennie, a Vietnam veteran, to the intensive care unit of our VA hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Frail and wrinkled, he had [...]

Last Stand, by Wes Ely

28 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today, we reblog and translate with his permission a post by Dr. Wesley Ely, recently published in Pulse: voices from the heart of Medicine. For sure this article will let you think and remember about situations that probably all of us have lived. "The first time I saw Jessa, she lay crumpled in the ICU [...]

Am I dead? Talking about ICU delirium

3 July, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.I want to show the next picture just published in Intensive Care Medicine, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine journal: It was sent to the journal by Julie Vavuris, a Medical-Surgical ICU nurse in California. One of her patients wrote it while she was in a proof of spontaneous ventilation waking up from sedation [...]