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The suffering crowd

18 March, 2017|

They are easy to recognize. Normally they are many and you will see them at the time of the visits, which usually are two times a day, in the ICU waiting room, or in the nearby corridors. They huddle by groups, and if you get close to them you will hear them repeating the "visit pass", in an understanding and [...]

The family in the ICU of adults. By Ana Bejarano

29 September, 2016|

I believe that the first step is to understand that despite we are human beings we are not always humanized, because humanize is a mode of being, living, interacting, growing us, moving us and traveling to the inside, to experience life in another way.  All of us want to be older, but we could have best moments, and create highlights [...]

Information demands of family members of patients admitted at ICU

2 June, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From IC-HU Project we are going to start a research project in which you can participate if you wish. The objetive of the study is defining the main informational demands of family members of patients admitted to an intensive care unit.For this purpose we request the collaboration of professionals, coated with the subject, who [...]

Fine-tuning the partnership with ICU families

18 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Today we want to share with you Involvement of ICU families in decisions: fine-tuning the partnership, a recent review of Dr. Elie Azoulay with open access in Annals of Intensive Care.Families are not just visitors. They are in sudden grief for the loss of health and they must adapt to an unknown and intimidating atmosphere. [...]

Family presence during in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation

29 November, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. I was in debt with you, so here it is the talk that I did at #SOMIAMA 2014 on family presence during in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (click for get the pdf, only available in Spanish).The star of the session, without any doubt, was someone who most of you already know: José Luis Díaz, the main character in Return [...]

Having a loved one in the ICU: the forgotten family

23 October, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Today I would like to share a review article published on  Current Opinion in Critical Care, signed by Schmidt and Azoulay. I think it´s a fantastic paper. ICU is perhaps the place of the hospital were families suffer most. To have a family member admitted to the ICU and the subsequent consequences generates stress, anxiety [...]