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 look into
Is looking after long-term ventilated Patients with tracheostomies in Intensive Care “best practice”?
Today I want to dive deeper into what’s currently happening for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in Intensive Care as well as when they are in their own homes with specialised services like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME.
Current trends in Australian Intensive Care Units suggest that the only place for somebody medically stable on a ventilator with tracheostomy is to stay in ICU.
Medically stable ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies need highly specialised care and there is no question about that!
Medically stable ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies and their families also need more Tender Loving Care than any other Clientele in ICU.
They need a massive boost to their quality of life and in some instances to their quality of end of life!
In any case, long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in Intensive Care won’t improve their quality of life in a sterile, depressing and inhibiting Intensive Care environment!
The good news is that INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME has created a tailor made solution for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies that works and improves their quality of life in their own home.
It works because, not only are INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME services extremely successful in many European countries, but we are also showing to our Clients and our stakeholders that we provide a win-win situation for everyone by successfully looking after long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies at home!
How do we do it?
Not only do we have a strong and focused “can-do” attitude but we also tailor our services around our third party accredited Quality manual that enables us to provide Intensive Care At Home services. In fact we are the first service provider in Australia that achieved third party accreditation to provide INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME services.
Furthermore, we also work with the “Home mechanical ventilation guidelines” that enable long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies to safely leave Intensive Care Units and go home. We have published the “Home mechanical ventilation guidelines” on our website
Those guidelines have been published in 2010 by the German Society of Respiratory physicians” and we have structured our services around those “proven to work” guidelines.
The guidelines clearly state that an earlier discharge from Intensive Care is possible when homes are appropriately set up with the right equipment and most importantly with 24/7 critical care trained nursing staff to enable care and treatment for Patients on ventilators at home.
Those guidelines are not only improving Patients and families’ quality of life, they are also saving hundreds of thousands and Millions of Dollars!
Keep in mind that DRG’s(DRG= Diagnosis Related Groups) AO6A and AO6B(long-term ventilation with tracheostomies in Intensive Care) are the second highest ranking DRG’s in terms of cost in Australia!
How much longer does your ICU want to spend $5,000 per bed day for Patients that could be at home with the right support structure and services?
How much longer do your long-term ventilated Patients with tracheostomies and their families need to wait to improve their quality of life at home?
What are your thoughts? Do you think that treating medically stable long-term Intensive Care Patients in ICU is “best practice”? What about proven alternatives that are already working?
Leave your comments on the blog!
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!