Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREATHOME.COM.AU 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 talk about “Long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy, we must not OSTRACISE them”
One thing that I learned over the many years working in Intensive Care and in Intensive Home Care is that long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their Families are facing a massive dilemma.
The dilemma more often than not manifests itself by the Patients and their Families getting depressed because their ongoing ventilator dependency keeps them in Intensive Care for much longer than necessary.
The dilemma also manifests itself by Hospitals and Intensive Care Units not really knowing what to do with those Adults and children who require ongoing ventilation with Tracheostomy.
Thinking outside of the box helps
Often all parties involved are at a loss about what to do because they often don’t think outside of the box and look at what alternatives are available. Often people keep chipping away by doing what they’ve always done without thinking about proven alternatives.
If people don’t look at alternatives that have proven to be effective and are evidence based long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their Families very often feel OSTRACISED because nobody is really paying attention to their needs.
$ 5,000 per bed day in Intensive Care is highly inefficient…
Their needs, as well as their Family’s needs can’t be met in an Intensive Care Unit, nor can the funding issues for those Patients be effectively met in an Intensive Care Unit, where the cost is around $ 5,000 per bed day.
It’s highly inefficient and current funding models are wasting a lot of money by continuously OSTRACIZING long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy by keeping them in Intensive Care for much longer than necessary!
Intensive Home Care services are such an under-resourced area compared to other first world countries that a modern first world country like Australia has some catch up to do in order to provide services to long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy, as well as providing much needed services to Intensive Care Units so that beds can be freed up for other more acute admissions to Intensive Care!
What are your thoughts?
Do you think that a modern first world country can afford to continuously OSTRACIZE long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomy and their Families?
Leave your comments on the BLOG here.
Please also note that INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME has been selected as a preferred provider for Queensland Health Services as part of the recent “Hospital in the Home” tender.
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 INTENSIVECAREATHOME.COM.AU and I’ll see you again in another update next week.