Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME where we provide tailor made solutions for long-term ventilated Adults & Children with Tracheostomies by improving their Quality of life and where we also provide tailor made solutions to hospitals and Intensive Care Units to save money and resources, whilst providing Quality Care!
In the last blog I talked about
SIDE EFFECTS OF LONG TERM VENTILATION AT HOME AND IN INTENSIVE CARE OR LTAC
In this week’s blog I want to talk about how we maintain quality, keep our staff up to date with training and education and therefore how we safely manage to keep our clients out of Intensive Care or get them out of Intensive Care in the first place.
Education days at INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME for our nursing staff to keep delivering a high quality service!
Part of working with a specialised INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME nursing service is to maintaining quality and safety aspects, so that our clients can go home from ICU/PICU or stay out of ICU/PICU if they are at home already, so they can be safely looked after at home!
Besides being the first and as of June 2019 the only 3rd party accredited service in Australia that has accreditation and certification to provide Intensive Home Care nursing for ventilated Patients at home, we take safety for our clients and their families very seriously!
Besides having a minimum of two years ICU/PICU experience, all of our staff go through annual training such as an ALS (Advanced life support) or BLS (Basic life support) courses!
These are our minimum qualifications that staff need to have, however the reality is that we currently employ over 200 years ICU/PICU experience, therefore making us and our specialist skills the leading service in Australia when it comes to long-term ventilation with tracheostomy at home.
Some of the training we are providing is in-house or we engage external providers to facilitate such training and maintain and improve the skills of our critical care registered nurses.
Such training days are also a good opportunity for our staff to get to know each other. The reality of running a remote intensive care at home service is also that staff only see each other at handover time. Sometimes staff haven’t met each other at all because they work with different clients!
Therefore the training days are fantastic opportunities to get to know other team members!
Last month we had such training days for our nurses and we engaged Karena Hull a very experienced Intensive Care nurse to run the accredited course.
Karena is running her own training organisation “resus ready” and we had the pleasure of Karena providing advanced resuscitation training with our very talented and skilled critical care nurses from Intensive CARE AT HOME.
We also invited some of our clients to one of the training days so they could feel more comfortable and reassured when they are at home with their loved ones and our nurses to respond appropriately in case their family member has a medical emergency.
Karena knows intimately what it’s like working in an Intensive Care Unit. Therefore, Karena certainly understands the need for long term ventilated patients to go home into a better, more holistic and more Patient and family friendly environment!
For adults and children that are medically stable but still require assistance with breathing with a ventilator with tracheostomy or need extra assistance with medical management of medically complex illnesses it just makes sense to go home with a specialist service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME instead of staying in intensive care!
With our specialist service Intensive Care at Home these sick but stable patients can recover in the comfort of their own home, with their family and in familiar surroundings instead of staying in ICU/PICU long-term.
Besides improving the quality of life for Patients and their families at home, INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME cuts the cost of a $5,000 per bed day ICU/PICU bed by 50% and frees up “in-demand” ICU/PICU beds! A win-win situation!
Intensive Care at Home really values providing ongoing education and training to our staff which is why we brought Karena Hull from “Resus Ready” along to refresh our staff’s skills in advanced resuscitation and tailor the resuscitation course to include extra components that is relative to our work and our clients.
Resus Ready offers a range of courses from CPR refreshers, first aid courses all the way to advanced resuscitation. Resus ready also tailors their courses to make it specific to your workplace and relevant to your staff.
If you would like to know more information about “resus ready”, send Karena a message [email protected] or call her on 0423 645 555 for a chat. Training with Resus Ready is fun and interactive, it is a great team building experience for staff while also learning valuable skills that could save lives.
Critical Care Nurse consultant
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME
If you want to find out how we can help you to get your loved one out of Intensive Care including palliative care or Long-term acute care (also nursing home) or if you find that you have insufficient support for your loved one at home on a ventilator, if you want to know how to get funding for our service or if you have any questions please send me an email to [email protected] or call on one of the numbers below.
Australia/New Zealand +61 41 094 2230
USA/Canada +1 415-915-0090
UK/Ireland +44 118 324 3018
Also, check out our careers section here
We are currently hiring ICU/PICU nurses for clients in the Melbourne metropolitan area, northern suburbs, Mornington Peninsula and in South Gippsland/Victoria.
We are an NDIS, TAC (Victoria) and DVA (Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider in Australia.
Also, have a look at our range of full service provisions here
We have also been part of the Royal Melbourne health accelerator program for innovative health care companies last year!
Thank you for tuning into this week’s blog.
This is Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME and I see you again next week in another update!