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Beyond the wall. By José Carlos Igeño

2019-08-02T18:57:39+01:0025 November, 2016|

Her name is Cristina and she is 36 years old. And she says that having this landscape opposite has helped her a lot, because in moments in which she was scared or suffering, it was not the same having opposite a wall or a beautiful landscape. And to look at the mountains relaxing and helping her to sleep. She told [...]

Collective constructions. By Mariana Torre

2019-08-02T18:57:40+01:0023 November, 2016|

The practice of nursing in Latin America, especially in the field of intensive care, has special features: our geographical position, socio-political and cultural reality and above all, our historical past and quality of "emerging countries" (a great euphemism)... We have had the luck of travel quite our huge and generous region, and meeting many colleagues and hospitals. This experience gave [...]

Knockin’ on Critical Care´s Door. By Alberto García-Salido

2019-08-02T18:57:40+01:0018 November, 2016|

Life sometimes is can be summarized in a letter. Welcome letter, farewell letter. As life, sometimes differences also have site in the same space. Letters are obsolete, it is clear, but it is also clear that even us, healthcare providers, continue pulling this concept to the editor of scientific journals. That letter is for he or she but actually is [...]

The Four Ts of the #HumanICU. By Josep-María Sirvent

2019-08-02T18:57:40+01:0015 November, 2016|

In this post I would like to talk about several things that are giving turns in my head lately.  In first place, I have to tell that professionals solving consultations in remote it´s usual, only looking the clinical electronic report in their computer, and they say: "I have already answered your query"... without seeing to the patient!. Secondly, the way [...]

Salud ON Me: designing the 21st Century Health alltogether

2019-08-02T18:57:41+01:0010 November, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, mis queridos amigos.Tomorrow is going to be held at Auditorio del cubo azul en la Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación in Valencia one of the events of the year in Spain: Salud ON Me.This is a inspiring and information movement on the challenges for the Healthcare System in our country the next years. Don't miss the article [...]

I will survive. By Carmen Prieto

2019-08-02T18:57:41+01:008 November, 2016|

December 26th, 2013.    My life stopped and I did not remove the last sheet of the calendar that year...With 30 years, a severe pneumonia, two more infections and a very short life expectancy, so I ended up that year. The only option: waiting. Wait to start a new life with a well cared lungs by all the personal health. [...]

Noise level in ICU in Santa Marta, Colombia

2016-12-07T12:21:14+01:004 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, [...]

The essential accomplices

2019-08-02T18:57:41+01:003 November, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Just one year of my TEDxValladolid, "the care of invisible", a trip inside that produced one of the most special moments of my life. With more than 37.400 visits till today, I only can say thank you all by your feedback: emotions, tears, views in Universities, gratitude and mostly... stimulate us to continue working [...]

“Doctor, am I going to die?”

2019-08-02T18:57:42+01:0028 October, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. "How to respond to an ICU patient asking if she/he is going to die": this is the title of the article published by Margaret Isaac and J. Randall Curtis online first last September in Intensive Care Medicine, as "What´s New in Intensive Care?". It is not easy at all to establish direct talks in [...]

The healing power of senses. By Mónica Ferrero

2019-08-02T18:57:42+01:0027 October, 2016|

A comfortable and warm environment is essential to assist the patient in his/her recovery. In addition to a careful infrastructure there are elements which can help to create a more friendly environment.Our senses cause psychological and physiological reactions in our body, which can be very beneficial to promote the healing. SIGHT: LIGHT and COLOR "Color is a perception in the [...]

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