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Noise level in ICU in Santa Marta, Colombia

4 November, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. We keep on making noise to promote ICU silence. Today we share an article recently published in Medicina Intensiva by the Group of Research in modeling of Environmental Systems of the Environmental Engineering and Health Program of the University of Magdalena (Santa Marta, Colombia). The objective was to assess the noise level in adult, [...]

There are noises that we can´t avoid, but we can control them. By Roi Arias

11 October, 2016|

According to an European study made in collaboration with the Swedish Universities of Gothenburg and Borås, patients admitted in intensive care units are subject to levels of noise that exceed the recommended by the WHO for such spaces. The results have been collected under the title: "Noise in the ICU patient room – Staff knowledge and clinical improvements" Patients were asked [...]

The IC-HU soundscape

30 September, 2016|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. Noise maybe is something invisible in the ICU. And although we have spoken of it here or here, I have the feeling of that we have last of tiptoe, almost without making noise. We are not aware of how alarms affects our patients, or how professionals are exposed in our day to day to [...]

#handwashing saves lifes

5 May, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From Hospital Maciel of Montevideo in Uruguay, an old and dear friend, Dr. Fabio Grill shares with us an educational video about #handwashing. During the whole today, today May 5th, World Day of #handwashing, activities will be carried out in the Patio del Brocal of the Hospital. The proposal, embodied under the question "How [...]

Best Initiatives on Patient Safety Awards

7 April, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends:Thanks to María Jesús Ballesta we have known the first edition of the Best Initiatives on Patient Safety Awards , of the Group IDCsalud-Quirón. These awards wants to encourage the development of safe practices to users and health professionals, recognizing the best projects of 2014 and 2015 economically.Projects may be submitted until 10 may (see [...]

Violins at bedside, by Guillaume Decormeille

25 March, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.In the same sense of last week post, Raising the volume: Music in ICU, Guillaume Decormeille, nurse in Toulouse, wants to share with us a beautiful experience that are developing in his ICU.From Spain, The IC-HU Project is very grateful with you because of sharing your experience. Congratulations and keep in on!."In the new UCI [...]

Decalogue of the Ministry of Health for children admitted to the Hospital

26 February, 2015|

Hola a tod@s, my dear Friends.On June of 2013 the next document was published by Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality:   PROMOTING AND HARMONIZING THE HUMANIZATION OF ASSISTANCE IN PAEDIATRIC AND NEWBORN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS OF THE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF HEALTH. It is the agreement of the Interterritorial Council to establish quality criteria applicable to Paediatric and [...]

Work at night shift and the increased risk of cancer

27 March, 2014|

Hello my dear rascals: I would like to share with you a very interesting post by Dra. Odile Fernández, the author of the book My anticancer recipes Most of us work in our ICUs at any time, and very often in the night shift. Shift work and particularly work at the night shift has been associated with an increased risk of cancer [...]

I had a black dog

20 March, 2014|

Hello everybody! Today is the International Day of Happiness, so, come on and start smiling! In the other hand and thanks to Dra. Nuria Camino, I would like you to watch this video from the WHO (World Health Organization). I do not say anything, I prefer your posts after you have watched it. I advise you: I also had a [...]