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Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from www.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!
In last week’s blog I talked about
“WHY CURRENT FUNDING MODELS IN INTENSIVE CARE ARE NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF LONG-TERM VENTILATED PATIENTS WITH TRACHEOSTOMIES!”
You can check out last week’s BLOG here!
In this week’s PODCAST we feature Anthony Bartl, a young man who has been ventilator dependent with tracheostomy since the age of 6.
The interview was first published at our sister site INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM (a resource and support website for families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care)
Anthony is a remarkable, inspirational and outstanding character and he is now a young man, living a good quality of life despite being ventilator dependent with tracheostomy!
Listen to Anthony and be inspired how you can overcome extreme adversity and still be a happy person!
Listen to the interview here
In the interview Anthony is sharing his experiences about
- How he ended up with a high spinal cord injury after an accident when crossing road as a 6 year old
- How he became fully ventilator dependent with tracheostomy since
- How he manages to talk despite the tracheostomy and ventilation and how he manages being very articulate
- What his day looks like and how he lives a good quality of life despite all the challenges he is facing
- How Anthony’s 24/7 care is funded
- How his parents challenged the insurer and got funding
- His non- hysterical and level headed parents
- His Non- hysterical carers involved in Anthony’s care
- The alternatives Nursing home or Intensive Care as opposed to living a good quality of life at home
- How Anthony can direct his own care
- Anthony’s adventures and how he managed to go snorkelling and on an exciting overseas trip
- Anthony shares why looking after his body is so important despite being ventilated so that his disability won’t hold him back to have a good quality of life
- His daily Physiotherapy
- His daily rest in the afternoon
- Having a good night’s sleep
- How Anthony won’t let his disability hold him back to achieve his goals
- How Anthony is going after what he wants in life and he won’t let anything stand in his way
- Why Anthony believes that we only have one shot at life, so don’t let your circumstances hold you back and make the most out of it
- How Anthony is an inspiration to everyone he comes in contact with
- Anthony has done a teaching degree and wants to be primary school teacher
- He is now entering voluntary work to start his career as a school teacher
- Anthony is writing with a mouth stick on his computer for his local newspaper
- Giving back to the community
- Anthony’s advice for other Patients and families in a similar situation when they are long-term ventilated with tracheostomies
- What Anthony thinks about the movie “a million dollar baby” and the main character in the movie
- Thinking positively
- Life is not worthless no matter the challenges or circumstances
- Anthony changed his paradigm and made a huge mindset shift by looking what he still had and not what he didn’t have
- Anthony won’t let his disability define him
Here is how you can contact Anthony Bartl
- email [email protected]
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unwheel-Adventures-with-Anthony-Bartl/183271941860205
- Youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anthony+bartl
Listen to the interview here
Please leave your comments about the interview on the blog
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.
We are also currently hiring enthusiastic and experienced Intensive Care nurses with Critical Care certificate for a ventilated Melbourne Client, close to the CBD. For more information check out our Career section here www.intensivecareathome.com.au/careers or contact Patrik on 041 094 2230
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 www.intensivecareathome.com.au and I’ll see you again in another update next week.