July 7, 2016

The department of Intensive Care of the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has developed a special communication app for the adult and pediatric ICU patients, who cannot speak because of an intubation, being on a ventilator or breathing through a tracheostoma.

The app, called voICe, was released in May 2013 and has been used in the Radboud University Medical Centre and 100 other hospitals in the Netherlands & Belgium ever since.Many improvements have been achieved, and in May 2016, a special enlarged keyboard  for the write canvas and a translation in the English language were launched.

We invite you and your colleagues to visit the website www.voice-intensivecare.comand meet the app and its communication possibilities for your ICU patients.

Please be so kind to spread the news about the app voICe in your country.Voice Radboud

VoICe is available in the European App Store,
see tags ‘voice intensive care’,
‘voice’ or ‘intensive care’.
Availability in the USA, Canadian and
Australian app Store will follow soon.

Willem Roudijk,
Patient Care Advisor
Radboud UMC


June 29, 2016

The 1st World Sepsis Congress will take place completely online on September 8th and 9th, 2016, as a prelude and introduction to the fifth World Sepsis Day on September 13th, 2016.

Participation is open to everyone with an internet connection and free of charge.

 2016 World Sepsis Congress


June 27, 2016

2016 ged


June 27, 2016

2016 sepsis sem


June 18, 2016

The 2015 recipient of the EfCCNa Award for 2016 is Geraldine O’Gara (BACCN).

She works in the Royal Marsden in London as a research nurse in the Dept of Critical Care/ Nursing, Rehabilitation & Quality Assurance.
Here is a synopsis of her study. 

To qualitatively explore the needs of family members of patients with a chronic illness who are in critical care, and develop a family support intervention.
Research questions: What are the needs of families of patients with a chronic illness whilst in critical care and what resources might help?
Design: A qualitative exploration, using focus groups, of family members’ needs, and development of content for a resource toolkit.