Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.

Published in Medicina Intensiva , the journal of SEMICYUC, today share the fruit of the work of one of the components of The IC-HU Project: Dra. Marisol Holanda and her team from Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla. Congratulations!

In the study Measuring the satisfaction of patients admitted to the intensive care unit and of their families, they made a cross, observational, descriptive and prospective study for 5 months to know the degree of satisfaction of patients and their families after discharge from ICU.

To do this, they used the Family Satisfaction Intensive Care Unit survey (FS-ICU 34) for family members, survivors and deads, and adapted the survey for patients.

They got 385 responses, 192 families of survivors, 31 from families of patients who died and 162 patients.

Family satisfaction was very high in terms of received care and decision making (over 79% on all items), and the patients were very satisfied with the care at more than 84%.

There are things to improve, as the environment of the waiting room and the noise, intimacy and lighting of the ICU. On the decision-making process, is designated as an aspect to improve the hope provided on the recovery of his family.

Their findings are fairly consistent with the research carried out by members of The IC-HU Project at the University Hospital of Torrejón, using FS-ICU 24 tool, which basically differ in the number of items presented. We add questions about the flexibility of schedules and the possibility of family members to participate in an active way in the care. In brief, we will share the results, but I give you a clue…

Let’s hear what people think!

Happy Thursday