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!
First of all, I want to wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2016!
In the last blog I shared
You can check out last week’s blog here.
In this week’s blog I want to share with you
“Long-term ventilation and tracheostomy in Intensive Care, does Patient care need to be re-invented?”
Long-term ventilation and tracheostomy in Intensive Care is the second highest ranking DRG(Diagnosis related group- DRG’s AO6A & AO6B) when it comes to costs and expenses in Australia.
Only LVAD(Left ventricular assist device) insertion is more expensive.
Those statistics have been published by the Independent Hospital pricing authority in Australia.
Hundreds of thousands and Millions of dollars ($$$) of tax payers money are being wasted, often at the detriment of Hospitals, Intensive Care Units and worst of all, the quality of life and/or quality of end of life for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies and their families!
On top of the massive expenses- up to $5,000 per bed day in Intensive Care for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies, there are the issues of bed blocks when long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies occupy beds long-term in ICU!
Most Intensive Care Units, long-term ventilated adults& children, as well as health care funding agencies in other first world countries around the world are having similar issues- after all, Intensive Care Units in first world countries, tend to be similar and I think I’m somewhat qualified to say that, given that I worked in Intensive Care in three different countries.
Other first world countries have proven the concept for now nearly 20 years!
Other first world countries- mainly Germany, Austria and Switzerland- have realised more than 20 years ago that the massive expenses, as well as the poor quality of life for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in Intensive Care are a massive dilemma and are non-sustainable.
They came up with a model that is sustainable, efficient, Patient and family friendly, provides Intensive Care Units with more resources and is massively reducing the costs for Departments of health and Private health insurances.
Patient care for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies was literally re-invented and it’s a win-win situation!
Furthermore, in the Australian health care context, where waiting lists are an issue, by freeing up Intensive Care beds and sending long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies home with specialised services like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME, waiting lists can be reduced.
Here in Australia, a home care model for long-term Intensive Care Patients is needed, as the growing and uncontrollable cost for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in Intensive Care is getting out of control…
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME is providing such a model of care and we are very successful in providing INTENSIVE HOME CARE to our Clients and their families.
We are an accredited service provider and we show on a day by day basis that our model of care works.
Long-term ventilation and tracheostomy, we are re-inventing Patient and family care!
For more information, you can contact me on 041 094 2230
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We are also currently hiring enthusiastic and experienced Intensive Care nurses with Critical Care certificate for a 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!
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!