On October 15th, we celebrated World Pain Day at the Institut Guttmann, focused on Telemedicine, a methodology that is helping to detect, prevent and treat pain. Although this day is celebrated worldwide on October 17th, in order to guarantee the presence of attendees and to be able to communicate the message to everyone, it was decided to advance to Friday and it resulted in a successful participation.
On November 17, the 33rd Technical Symposial of the Institut Guttmann will take place in face-to-face and online format, this year under the title "Covid-19 and Neurorehabilitation", where we will share the learning acquired in the treatment of Covid-19 patients, both in the acute phase and, especially, in the Post-Covid phase.
Once again, the Institut Guttmann Foundation presents its ACTIVITY REPORT - Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The report, now for the year 2020, describes the most relevant events carried out by the organization during this year.
This Saturday took place the presentation of Waterpolo adapted for everyone, with the first meeting held in the pools of the Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta (CNAB).
Patients and former patients of the Institut Guttmann with some experience in the water, participated in the practice of the sport together with volunteers, coaches and players of the teams of the CNAB, who wanted to share the experience.
In addition, many people, both patients and relatives attended the audience and also enjoyed a very special morning.
The Institut Guttmann has been the entity chosen by the Salomon Spain team, led by marathon runner Pablo Villalobos, to receive the proceeds of the Strava Salomon Running Leage challenge.
If you like to run, for 4 weeks, from May 17 to June 13, you can participate in the Salomon Running League, the first international competition in which athletes from 16 countries, whether running, wheelchair or handbike, must complete the distance of a marathon and add as many kilometers as possible, through the Strava application, to raise your country as a winner.
HM Hospitals and the Institut Guttmann will offer adult and pediatric patients, who suffer from any neurological disease or injury, the best treatment specialized in neurology, neuropediatrics, neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation, through expert interdisciplinary teams.
For another year, the Institut Guttmann Foundation has obtained the renewal of the recognized IQNet SR10 Certification, an international standard for the management of Corporate Social Responsibility and improvement that includes the best international practices in this area.
On December 13, we started the campaign for the voluntary vaccination of the Institut Guttmann professionals against Covid-19. Following the recommendations, they have started to manage progressively, beginning with assistance personnel who are in the first line of care to the patient and who, therefore, is exposed directly and the highest risk of contracting the disease. From the moment, we have already had 134 vaccinated professionals.
The Institut Guttmann is part of the first functional unit for persistent pediatric covid in Catalonia. It is a pioneering unit created by the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital as a result of the need to care for children and adolescents who, after passing the covid, continue to show symptoms for months, mainly fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness and headaches. The Unit began operating on 15th December and currently treats 14 patients in the Northern Metropolitan area, Lleida and Girona, aged between 10 and 17 years.
One in four people in the world suffers from a neurological or psychiatric illness and within ten years, about 30% of the population between the ages of 40 and 65 will be diagnosed with a brain disease. The Brain Health for Life course.