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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!
In the last blog I shared
Freeing up hospital beds—how children can leave hospital sooner!
You can check out last week’s blog here!
In this week’s blog I want to share
Why long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in the community need ICU nurses and why it’s best practice!
Some long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in the community are not looked after by ICU nurses which is shocking and it’s also not best practice!
In many situations, Patients in the community on ventilators and tracheostomies are being left with untrained support workers or with non-ICU trained Registered Nurses.
This is not best practice and I’ll explain in a moment why, stay with me!
If you think about it, if you or one of your family members was long-term ventilated with a tracheostomy that required specialised care, specialised skills and specialised expertise from ICU nurses and ICU doctors in a hospital/ Intensive Care environment, why should this be different in a community setting?
There is absolutely no reason why many ventilated and medically stable Patients with tracheostomies can leave Intensive Care on life support with ventilation and be looked after at home with Intensive Care nursing staff.
This helps Patients and their families improving their quality of life and it helps Intensive Care Units reducing their cost by 50% and it helps them to free up ICU beds that are in high demand!
With Intensive Care beds being in high demand and also with Intensive Care units the most expensive area in a hospital, we provide care according to the “MECHANICAL HOME VENTILATION GUIDELINES”.
The “MECHANICAL HOME VENTILATION GUIDELINES” have been established over the last 20 years in Germany by the society of Respiratory Physicians and it’s a result of successfully providing Intensive Care At Home services in Germany with Intensive Care Nurses, enabling thousands of Intensive Care Patients in Germany per year to improve their quality of life at home even on life support.
Germany is the leading country in the world when it comes to providing Intensive Care At Home services for medically stable adults& children on ventilation with tracheostomies.
We have been providing services with Intensive Care Nurses to medically complex Intensive Care Patients in the community since 2013 in Australia and we have been providing those services according to the “MECHANICAL HOME VENTILATION GUIDELINES”.
This enables us to provide a high quality service and unlike non-accredited and non-specialised service providers who work with support workers or non-ICU trained nurses, our results speak for themselves and we can predictably keep ventilated Patients with tracheostomies out of Intensive Care!
Our third party accreditation against ISO 9001/2008 for the
Delivery of Intensive Care Nursing Services at Home Including Ventilated Patients
allows us to maintain high quality standards, because we exclusively deliver care and provide services with highly trained and highly qualified Intensive Care nursing staff and this gives our clients and their families predictable results as well as peace of mind by keeping them at home instead of Intensive Care.
When we first started with our service we found out very quickly that non-specialised and non-accredited service providers working with support workers and non-ICU trained RN’s were unable to provide services to ventilated adults& children in the home and those Patients had frequent readmissions back to ICU.
That’s how we got started, we started with ventilated clients in the community who had frequent ICU readmissions and we were able to keep them out of ICU predictably, as soon as we started working with them.
Why were those clients going back to ICU regularly?
Because non- accredited and non-specialised service providers trying to provide services to highly vulnerable Patients on life support don’t have the expertise, professionalism, training and “know-how” to keep ventilated Patients at home.
Not only are we accredited for the Delivery of Intensive Care Nursing Services at Home Including Ventilated Patients.
We also deliver services according to international best practice and evidence based standards and we have built a lot of intellectual property around the Delivery of Intensive Care Nursing Services at Home Including Ventilated Patients.
I certainly know what I would want if I or one of my family members was on a ventilator and was sent to the community. I would want the same quality care being delivered in an Intensive Care Unit when going home and INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME can deliver this high quality care.
If you want to find out how we can help you to get your loved one out of Intensive Care or Long-term acute care(also nursing home) or if you find that you have insufficient support for your loved one at home on a ventilator or if you have any questions please send me an email to [email protected] or call on one of the numbers below.
Australia/New Zealand +61 41 094 2230
USA/Canada +1 415-915-0090
UK/Ireland +44 118 324 3018
Also, check out our careers section here
We are currently hiring ICU/PICU nurses for clients in Melbourne and in South Gippsland/Victoria.
We are an NDIS, TAC(Victoria) and DVA(Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider in Australia.
We are also part of the Royal Melbourne health accelerator program
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!