#humaniza Will be a TEDx Valladolid

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amig@s. After a few days of rest and refuel, we come back harder than ever. The second half of this 2015, a year that will change the history, comes very very entertaining and in line with the first half: full of activities that keep generating consciousness. Yesterday leapt on social…

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

In the article published in Intensive Care Medicine by Hillamn y Cardona-Morell, the main barriers that hinder an appropriate 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…

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Accompanying the Family

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From Asociación Humanizar of Hospital San Juan de Alicante, we have been informed about the following workshop on 25 March: One of the projects of this volunteer is the accompaniment and listening to/with the relatives of the patients admitted to the ICU: welcome them and accompanied by giving them…

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Day 2 #UCIamable (friendly ICU): Yoga in ICU of Hospital 12 de Octubre

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Day 2 #UCIamable (friendly ICU) Campaining, and Maria Soledad Martínez Ávila shares with us a very interesting research project. Stay alert: Yoga is an ancient practice that appears in the Indus Valley in the 17th Century BC. There are different types of yoga, the most widespread and known in…

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The ICU of the Future

Yesterday I had dinner with Carles Calaf and Victor Úbeda, and we were talking about the future with a couple of beers. Philosophy of bar and brainstorming: probably the most creative combination. How will be the ICU of the Future? As we have thought before, for me it is clear: centered in persons and to…

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Duel with Sticks

This is a picture of Francisco de Goya, two villains fighting in a bleak landscape. The weapons were sticks and there were no rules and protocols. The duel ended with the death of one of the contenders and usually with the other wounded. The landscape in the background is empty, which accentuates the loneliness and…

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The Iatroref Study: Caring, the Healthcare providers to care patients

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…

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Moral Distress in the ICU Team

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. A few days ago Dr. Vicente Gómez-Tello sent me this article published in Critical Care Medicine in December 2014, because he knew that it could interest us: A Qualitative Study Exploring Moral Distress in the ICU Team: The Importance of Unit Functionality and Intrateam Dynamics. Again the qualitative research…

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What do they want to tell?

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Rather than anything, thanks everybody for the response given to “Human tools.” We knew that it is a great film, but with the fire in Networks and more than 2000 visits in the first 24 hours our expectations have been beyond! Keep helping us do this trending Topic in your day…

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Human Tools, the first film from The IC-HU Project

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Today we share a gift for everybody! We present our first film, “Human tools”, which we have just presented to EVO Competition in the next SMACC Chicago.     In EVO Competition you have to create a video explaining a tool that we usually use in less than 5…

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2015: A year that will change the History

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Still of surf on the interview published yesterday by Elena Lorente is her beautiful blog De Tots Els Colors (it will be in English as soon as possible), a gift for me to open this new year. The most complete, intimate and personal interview which I have made, and…

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Noise Pollution in the ICU

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Who and what generates noise in the ICU? Mainly people.Today, we talk about this interesting subject thanks to the article Noise pollution in the ICU: time to look into the mirror published in Critical Care in August 2014 and yesterday shared by our friend Carles Calaf in his social networks.Noise can have…

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