Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME where we provide tailor made solutions for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy 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
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME, how to do more with less!
Most of our Clients enjoy a good quality of life at home and if you’ve asked them and their families whether they ever want to go back to Intensive Care, the answer is a rather obvious “No”.
The quality of life our Clients enjoy at home, instead of being confined to an Intensive Care bed, certainly comes with challenges, as a home care environment for higher acuity Patients has fewer resources compared to an Intensive Care environment.
The bottom line however is that less is often more and nothing could be more true when it comes to the quality of life and/or quality of end of life for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in their own home!
Imagine you or one of your family members is dependent on a ventilator with tracheostomy in Intensive Care, you are awake, conscious but you are dependent on other people and on life support, wouldn’t it be nice if someone came to you and offered you to go home?
Not for us, as we’ve been making it happen for our clients over and over again and the Clients and their families very much appreciate to stay at home instead of being a long-term Patient in Intensive Care.
The fact of the matter is that Hospitals, Intensive Care Units, Departments of health and Private health insurances don’t need to spend $5,000 per bed day in Intensive Care to look after long-term ventilated Adults& children with tracheostomies.
The fact of the matter is that a significant proportion of that cost for a bed day in Intensive Care could be used for other, more acutely unwell Patients in Intensive Care when more Intensive Care Units would look at sending long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies home with INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME’s services.
Point in case, not only do we successfully provide those services at home, other services in Europe have been providing INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME services for two decades now, so the question is why do most Australian Intensive Care Units continue to waste Millions of Dollars of tax payers money by keeping long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in ICU’s for longer than necessary?
What are your thoughts? Do you think that “less is more” in a home care environment for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies, compared to an Intensive Care Unit?
What do you think?
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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.
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!