Monday, 22 April 2013
In this week’s blog I want to make a quick comparison between providing care to long- term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy in their own homes versus providing care to those long-term Patients in an Intensive Care setting.
The comparison highlights how specialised Intensive Home Care Nursing services like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME work as an extension and as a natural progression to services provided in an Intensive Care Unit for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their Families. By aligning services from an Intensive Care environment to a home care environment a win-win situation for all stakeholders can be created.
The first step is to look outside of the current clinical paradigm to a more Patient, Family and holistic model of care, by looking at solutions outside of a clinical Intensive Care environment for the Client group. You can find more information about the details of our Patient and Family centred services and how it ties in as an extension and as a natural progression to Intensive Care services for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their Families if you follow the links www.intensivecareathome.com.au/services and
COMMON SENSE (Home environment)
Control for Patient and Families
Own choice and own destiny
Minimising Frustration and minimising Expenses
Natural progression after ICU
Self- control for Patients and their Families
Easy and economical(empty ICU bed)
No to an extended or prolonged stay in Intensive Care
Sanity for Patients and their Families
Ease of Life for Patients and their Families
UNWISE (Hospital environment)
Not Patient and Family centred(not holistic)
Waste of precious Intensive Care resources
Isolating Patients and Isolating Families
Stressed and Sleepless Patients& Families
What do you think? How does specialised Intensive home care nursing for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy compare to a long-term stay in Intensive Care? Share your views in our comments section below!
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.
Have a great week!