Hola a tod@s, my dear friends:

After the post  Relationship between ICU design and patient mortality that I wrote a couple of days ago, Dr. José Manuel Rodríguez Roldán from ICU of Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa from Leganés (one of my mentors when I did the Intensive Care Residency) sent me an email to share something with everybody.

Several years ago, he reviewed the Guidelines of Architectural design of ICUs, and he found a very good one from Quebec. He translated it and he used it to help in the building of new hospitals in Latin-America.

He wants to share it (Click here to download the Spanish versión  and here to download the French and original one),  and he actually things: 

“It’s amazing the level of obsolescence of the majority of Spanish studies of hospital architecture. This morning we have been sent the plans for a new hospital and the two ICUS are designed with corridors to the perimeter visits!!! “.

Why is so difficult to listen to the healthcare providers of one ICU when someone is drawing the plans? . #AhíLoDejo…(as Dr. Alberto García Salido usually says).
Happy weekend!