INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME’s approach and service delivery is evidence based as is evident in our mechanical home ventilation guidelines and in our Quality Manual.
Furthermore, we follow a proven success model of INTENSIVE HOME CARE NURSING from Germany. Those care models have been successfully operating in Germany for more than 15 years. It has become evident in Australia and Germany that long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy improve their Quality of Life massively by going home. Intensive Care Units just simply can’t provide the Quality of Life for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy that is possible at home.
Germany was also the first country worldwide that successfully implemented INTENSIVE HOME CARE services as a viable, genuine, Client and Family focused alternative to a long-term stay in Intensive Care for long-term mechanically ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy.
Australia is now following and INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME has been the first service provider in Australia offering a genuine alternative to a long-term stay in Intensive Care for long-term mechanically ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy, therefore providing Quality of Life for our Clients and their Families and providing better and improved resource management for Intensive Care Units, as they can free up their scarce and expensive ICU beds.
An evidence-based approach ensures that best practice measures in our services delivery are upheld, plus, it substantiates the efficacy of those practices.
Our evidence-based approach also refers to INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME’s holistic care planning of every new client’s program and service delivery model. Acknowledging that our clients all have different needs and individual circumstances, every program and care delivery is customised to be uniquely suited to our individual Client and their Families. The initial risk assessment as conducted by our experienced clinicians includes a comprehensive assessment of the client’s full medical profile as well as psycho-social factors.
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME strictly complies to the evidence approach, as it represents our commitment to ensure service delivery is always based on the most current clinical information.
Here is some of the research published about the benefits of Home Care for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy as genuine alternative to a long-term stay in Intensive Care
Quality-of-Life Evaluation of Patients with Neuromuscular and Skeletal Diseases Treated with Non-invasive and Invasive Home Mechanical Ventilation, Agneta Markstro?m, MD, PhD, Kerstin Sundell, RNA;; Michael Lysdahl, MD;; Gillis Andersson, MD;; Ulla Schedin, MD, PhD;; Birgitta Klang, RN, PhD
Invasive home mechanical ventilation, mainly focused on neuromuscular disorders,Geiseler J, Karg O, Börger S, Becker K, Zimolong A