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The H beyond the Healthcare System

17 April, 2018|

In recent years, other professions classically oriented to offer services, such as law practitioners, have been concerned about the health status of their professionals and the need to carry out specific actions aimed at improving their wellness. An study conducted in 2016 by the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 13,000 lawyers, showed that between [...]

Surviving ICU: looking through family’s eyes

17 October, 2017|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. A new editorial in Medicina Intensiva signed by one of the members of Proyecto HU-CI (Mari Cruz Martin) and Abelardo García de Lorenzo. In this paper, authors talk about the postintensive care syndrome (PICS) incidence in patients and families. Family is another vulnerable population and many times we forget them. Their quality of life [...]

Collective constructions. By Mariana Torre

23 November, 2016|

The practice of nursing in Latin America, especially in the field of intensive care, has special features: our geographical position, socio-political and cultural reality and above all, our historical past and quality of "emerging countries" (a great euphemism)... We have had the luck of travel quite our huge and generous region, and meeting many colleagues and hospitals. This experience gave [...]

Humanization, Science and Technology

18 October, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. "Humanization, Science and Technology" is the title of the XLIII Annual Conference of the Mexican College of Intensive Care Medicine (COMMEC) which is taking place from October 16th until next Saturday in the beautiful city of Veracruz. Dra. Mari Cruz Martín, current Vicepresident of the Spanish Society of Intensive care Medicine, Critical and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC) [...]

It is always possible to do something more, by Mari Cruz Martín

29 July, 2015|

Really awesome the article published online last week in Annals of Intern Medicine: “Personalizing Death in the Intensive Care Unit: The 3 Wishes Project: A Mixed-Methods Study” by Dr. Deborah Cook and her team of McMaster University Health Sciences Center in Hamilton, Ontario. The "3 wishes Project" wants to improve and dignify the process of death for ICU patients, allows [...]

The ten barriers to appropriate management of patients at the end of their life

14 April, 2015|

In the article published in Intensive Care Medicine by Hillamn y Cardona-Morell, the main barriers that hinder an appropiate management of patients at the end of life are described. It is becoming more common the dilemma of admitting and treat in ICU certain patients that intensive medicine no longer can offer them what they really need: accepting the death process [...]

The Iatroref Study: Caring the Healthcare providers to care patients

17 January, 2015|

Research studies focusing on the critical patient safety are increasing. The flaws in the system and human factors are the main cause of adverse events. The complexity of the factors that contribute to health care risk required to deep through its analysis, in order to establish strategies for improvement in one of the key of quality dimensions .The Iatroref study [...]

II Edition of Quality and Clinical Security Awards of Sanitas

28 November, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amigos. I would like to share again good news is followed in IC-HU Project. The Hospital Universitario de Torrejón and Dra. Mari Cruz Martin (author of The Science of Security of patients), one of the members of the research project has been awarded at the II Edition of Quality and Clinical Security Awards of Sanitas.These [...]

The Changing Role of Palliative Care in the ICU

15 November, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends: Just ending the week thanks to Dra. Mari Cruz Martín, head of service at ICU of Hospital Universitario de Torrejón, who sends us this awesome article: The Changing Role of Palliative care in the ICU, published in the issue of November 2014 in Critical Care Medicine.There is a growing recognition that a effective integration [...]

The Science of Security of patients and the great challenge: their participation

9 September, 2014|

Many years since the famous paper “to err is human” evidenced the impact and the significance of the medical aid associated risks. Therefore, many resources have been destinated to reduce unnecessary risks and improvement of the patient’s safety.  Even the science advances about patient’s safety and the achievements in some specific areas, we are almost already far from reaching our [...]