About “Pearls in Intensive Care Medicine”
Best wishes to everyone who visits the blog, even for the first time!
Pearls in Intensive Care Medicine, initially born as a Blog: What is an ICU? (February 2011).
INFOUCI (english INFOICU), is an informative blog on Intensive Care Medicine, to make known to the general public an aspect of a well-recognized specialty is not the same, given the confusion generated by his terminology.
An ICU, PICU, NICU, are words that have been associated with this specialty, but actually the name of the medical specialty is the “Critical and Intensive Care Medicine” and all the above descriptions, they are like the public to identify them, but the meaning of all of them are nothing more than “units” in the Intensive Care Service. For example in the Intensive Care Service Cabueñes Hospital in Gijon (SPAIN), two ICUs (Unit A and Unit B) separated by an aisle. Formerly a polyvalent ICU was another Coronary ICU. The ICU is intensive care unit or nursing unit, where patients are housed.
You can visit and enjoy all the information about What is an ICU? from here!
The name of the blog is “Pearls in Intensive Care Medicine” or its Spanish version “Perlas en Medicina Intensiva” and the URL of the website is: http://www.infouci.org (by just typing “infouci.org” without the front-3W, you can open the web)
WHO IS FOR?
Born as information to ordinary people, but we have found that serves very important to residents who are training specialty, nurses and also to specialty physicians and other specialists.
The underlying database is detailed blog with more than 2,000 conferences generated by the authors (Dr. Santiago Herrero and Dr. Joseph Varon). We use our communications resources, based on own writing articles in the literature (bibliographic data) to provide information, adding multimedia (images, videos, etc..) That is often its own production.
In the future we intend to be a magazine on Intensive Care Medicine (Covers, updates, interviews, opinion, society, humanities and Blogs) made by doctors and people who have had experience in the ICU, including family, former patients, and so on. In addition, the material we provide once indexed, will generate almost a virtual textbook.
The articles will be formed in two languages (English and Castilian) if not always the same article.
Welcome to PEARLS IN INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE (WWW.INFOUCI.ORG).
Santiago Herrero, MD Editor and Joseph Varon, MD Co-Editor