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The Average length of stay in Intensive Care varies from unit to unit and is often dependent on a number of factors, including the acuity of Patients, Patient’s age and co-morbidities, admission scenarios, complications etc…
Chances are that if you have a couple of long-term ventilated Patients in your unit across any financial year that your (Average) Length of stay is increasing dramatically.
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME can help you reduce your average length of stay by providing Intensive Home Care services that create a win-win situation.
You can free up your beds that are occupied with long-term ventilated Patients with Tracheostomy and you can therefore focus on admitting more acutely unwell Patients requiring an Intensive Care bed. You will therefore also have the opportunity to use your highly skilled workforce to look after more acutely unwell Patients in need for Intensive Care.
Furthermore, think about what even a temporary stay at home could do for your long-term ventilated Patients with Tracheostomy, their Families and for your unit. It would certainly relieve some of the frustrations for the Patients, their Families and for your unit.
Also, my experience has shown that taking long-term ventilated Patients with Tracheostomy out of Intensive Care is making all the difference to those Patients. In fact those Patients BLOSSOM in a home environment. Going home after many weeks or sometimes many months in Intensive Care is putting a different spin on the Patients and their Families Quality of Life.
What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you think that Average length of stay in Intensive Care can be reduced by taking long-term ventilated Adults& Children home? How do you feel about taking long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy home temporarily? Leave your comments below.
If you are a health professional in Intensive Care and you think you know a long-term ventilated Adult or Child with Tracheostomy and their Family who would like to improve their Quality of Life and/or their Quality of end of Life in their own home rather than in Intensive Care- even if it is to go home for a weekend- and if your organisation would also like to save money and resources along the way or if you simply have any questions, give us a call on 041 094 2230 or simply contact us via email [email protected]
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