Hi it’s Patrik from www.intensivecareathome.com.au where we help long-term ventilated adults& children with Tracheostomy to improve their Quality of life and where we also help hospitals and Intensive Care Units to save money and resources, whilst providing Quality Care!
In last week’s blog I was talking about “What does it really take to put the best practice guidelines out into the field and into practice?” and I have shared some insights here. https://intensivecareathome.com/really-take-put-best-practice-guidelines-field/
In this week’s blog I want to talk about what I believe are
“The 10 myths about long-term ventilation with Tracheostomy and Intensive Care”
I also believe that those myths are directly or indirectly holding health services back to look for more progressive, holistic and optimized care models outside of Intensive Care for their long- term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy!
Let’s take a look at the 10 myths
- Long-term Ventilation and Tracheostomy is not possible outside of Intensive Care
- Going Home from Intensive Care with ventilation and Tracheostomy is not possible or difficult to achieve
- There are no perceived alternatives for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy besides staying in Intensive Care for long periods of time
- Quality services for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy can only be delivered in a clinical environment
- The best place for Critical Care Nurses using their special skills is in a clinical Intensive Care environment
- It’s too risky having long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy in their own home
- Current funding models are standing in the way of providing an established funding stream for specialised Intensive Home Care nursing services
- Families of long-term ventilated Adults & Children with Tracheostomy feel that the best place for their loved one is Intensive Care
- Ventilator dependent Adults& Children with Tracheostomy can only be successfully weaned off the ventilator in Intensive Care
- End of life situations for ventilator dependent Adults& Children with Tracheostomy are best handled in Intensive Care
What are your thoughts? Do you think that there are other myths or obstacles standing in the way of providing specialised care at home for long-term ventilated Adults& Children? Leave your comments and have your say on the blog!
If you are a health professional in Intensive Care and you think you know a long-term ventilated Adult or Child with Tracheostomy and their Family who would like to improve their Quality of Life and/or their Quality of end of Life in their own home rather than in Intensive Care- even if it is to go home for a weekend- and if your organisation would also like to save money and resources along the way or if you simply have any questions, give us a call on 03-9939 7456 or simply reply to this email.
This is Patrik Hutzel from intensivecareathome.com.au and I’ll see you again in another update next week.