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!
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In this week’s blog I want to share
What are indications for mechanical home ventilation and Intensive Care At Home?
Some people ask “What are the indicators for an Intensive Care Patient to go home?”
It’s a good question to ask and I’m glad that more and more people are curious and want to know.
Well, from my perspective, anybody who has been in ICU for more than 4 weeks, is on a ventilator, has a tracheostomy and can’t be weaned off quickly is a candidate for going home.
Anybody on a ventilator in Intensive Care who has a tracheostomy, is medically stable is a candidate for going home.
Even if you think it’s not possible, think again.
Generally speaking indications are
- Chronic Respiratory failure
- Diseases of Impaired Respiratory Control
- Central alveolar hypoventilation
- Neuromuscular Diseases
- Spinal cord injury
- Nerve or muscular disease, eg, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Diaphragm paralysis
- Chest Wall Diseases
- Thoracoplasty (eg, TB )
- Pulmonary Diseases
- Guillan Barré Syndrome
- Cystic fibrosis
- Single or bilateral Lung transplant and ventilator dependency
Whenever long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies are in Intensive Care, there is always an option to continue care and treatment at home and improving their quality of life, as well as their family’s quality of life.
If you are not familiar with the concept of Intensive Home Care nursing services you may still question the concept, I get that.
If you had- like I have- been looking after many long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in the past as well as currently, you would be on the same page.
Some of our current and past clients have greatly benefited from going home from Intensive Care and have dramatically improved their quality of life and in some instances their quality of end of life!
If you look at the indications again, you will find that some Patients can go home to be weaned off the ventilator, like Patients with Guillan Barre, others might be on a ventilator for the rest of their lives and for some ventilator dependency might be short lived in an end of life situation.
No matter the circumstances, INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME provides a win-win situation.
Not only do we improve the quality of life for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies, we also help improve to reduce the cost by nearly 50% compared to $5,000 per day Intensive Care bed.
With INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME services, everybody is winning including the budget of Hospitals, Departments of health, the TAC, DVA and Private health funds!
What are your thoughts, can you think of any other Indications where Intensive Care AT Home services and mechanical home ventilation is appropriate?
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For more information, you can contact me on 041 094 2230 or email [email protected]
We are also currently hiring enthusiastic and experienced Intensive Care nurses with Critical Care certificate for ventilated Clients in Melbourne.
We would also like to hear from you if you have a minimum of 2 years Paediatric ICU experience, as we have opportunities here as well!
For more information check out our Career section here www.intensivecareathome.com.au/careers or contact Patrik on 041 094 2230 or simply hit reply to this email.
You can also contact me on 041 094 2230 if you want to know more about how we can help you, your Intensive Care Unit and your Patients and Families.
We are also a DVA(Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider.
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!