Crazy madness — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amigos.As you know, last week we ask your collaboration in the survey about the current situation of Humanization of your ICU. We have received 136 forms from ICU of 20 different countriesWe will share step by step the results.To those 136 people, I sent by e-mail the Humanization Plan of… viaContinue reading “Crazy madness — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE”

The Humanization Plan of Intensive Care Units of the Community of Madrid — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amigos.We share today with you the Humanization Plan of the ICU in the Community of Madrid, a reproducible and exportable model for any ICU in the world. The plan is the result of the work during nine months of a group of 42 people (patients, families, ICU professionals and others… viaContinue reading “The Humanization Plan of Intensive Care Units of the Community of Madrid — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE”

McGloughlin – Good Bugs, Bad Bugs — Intensive Care Network

A fantastic talk by Steve McGloughlin at a recent ICN Victoria meeting on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in the intensive care The post McGloughlin – Good Bugs, Bad Bugs appeared first on Intensive Care Network. via McGloughlin – Good Bugs, Bad Bugs — Intensive Care Network

All in one. By Mónica Ferrero — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

I have never thought it before. It was after attending to the #2JHUCI where I participated in Module 2: Technology, structure and humanization: are compatibles?. And my respond is YES, for sure.And it also begins to be already a reality. The new health spaces are projected by combining early technology, structure and humanization, as the new…Continue reading “All in one. By Mónica Ferrero — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE”

A call for action against burnout syndrome — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

Recently, four american scientific societies of Intensive Care Medicine, have launched a call for action about the burnout syndrome (BOS) of the ICU professionals. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine have published a document whose aim is toContinue reading “A call for action against burnout syndrome — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE”

Palliative care in the cardiac ICU

The provision of care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is based on extremely innovative technology and cutting-edge techniques, often prioritizing the delivery of aggressive treatment to manage the disease while neglecting the human dimension of the patient. However, in recent times there has been a surge in the introduction of Palliative care in the ICU,…Continue reading “Palliative care in the cardiac ICU”

A swimming pool in the ICU? By Wes Ely — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE

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… viaContinue reading “A swimming pool in the ICU? By Wes Ely — IC-HU PROJECT: HUMANIZING INTENSIVE CARE”

Palliative Intensive Care: Why not?

As you know, next May 26th and 27th is taking place in Barcelona the II National Conference on Humanizing Intensive Care.One of the discussion pannel is called “Before and the end” and “Palliative Intensive Care: why not?”, and will be moderated by Dra. Mari Cruz Martín with the speakers Dr. Enric Benito (Coordinator of Palliative…Continue reading “Palliative Intensive Care: Why not?”

Somewhere in La Mancha

Nowadays, that person who haven´t heard about Humanizing Care, is because he/she lives on another planet. I am a nurse. I work at the Hospital General Universitario de Albacete, exactly in Anesthesia and Resuscitation Unit (REA), and as in every ICU, we suffer stress, burn-out and work overload. Stopping and thinking on what we can improve…Continue reading “Somewhere in La Mancha”

Our path is made by walking, by José Manuel Velasco

In the coming II National Conference on Humanizing Intensive Care in Barcelona, we will have the opportunity to see first hand the vision of professionals who have spent years working on units that long ago took the step of opening its doors. Without a doubt, it will be an injection of energy and a source…Continue reading “Our path is made by walking, by José Manuel Velasco”

Nurses

Extreme poverty, lack of work, and unrequited love, are probably the paths to the loss of dignity. But if those are the paths, a disease is the motorway that leads more quickly to that same destination. Illnes put us in the absolute defenselessness. Bows us, makes us dependents. We lose our strength and many times… viaContinue reading “Nurses”