28 March 2019. AENOR and Project HU-CI have signed an agreement whereby Spain's benchmark certification entity will verify the best practices in terms of humanising Intensive Care Units (ICUs). The aim of Project HU-CI is to change the management model in healthcare and humanise intensive care for patients, relatives and staff.
To obtain this certification, ICUs must successfully pass the external audits carried out by AENOR in accordance with the Project HU-CI best practices handbook, which entails 159 specific measures. Among others requirements, ICUs must:
ICUs complying with these best practices and passing the AENOR external verification, will receive the corresponding acknowledgement. Over 200 hospital ICUs, both in Spain and in other countries around the world, have undertaken the self-assessment to comply with best practices as an initial step in the certification process.