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
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In this week’s blog I want to talk about
THE 5 REASONS WHY INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME IS NOT DISRUPTING INTENSIVE CARE!
Intensive Care is a busy, challenging and volatile environment.
And yet, whenever it comes to long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies there is so much room for improvement, with Intensive Care Units doing what they’ve always done without actually considering what can be improved when it comes to the care and treatment of long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies.
Some people within the Intensive Care world might actually think that INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME is challenging the status quo in Intensive Care when it comes to the care and treatment for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies. They may even feel challenged or even threatened by a new concept that they haven’t heard of before.
We at INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME are firm believers that we don’t disrupt Intensive Care when it comes to the care for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies, if anything we only do what has been successfully done in many European countries for more than 15 years.
It’s therefore that there are 5 reasons why INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME is not disrupting Intensive Care when it comes to long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies
1) It’s well overdue that Australian Intensive Care Units look outside of their myopic view and look at what models of care have successfully been implemented in other developed countries, that provide win-win situations for all stakeholders
2) INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME can help ICU’s, health services, departments of health and private health funds to improve their resource management, whether it’ll be financial, staff, beds and/or equipment
3) INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME works as a real extension of Intensive care units into the community. It’s well overdue that Intensive Care units change their outdated paradigms from “Patients only leave Intensive Care to go to the ward or they die”, to “long-term ventilated Patients with tracheostomies can go home” and improve their and their families quality of life in a home care environment
4) Intensive Care Units need to be more responsible when it comes to the care and treatment of DRG’s AO6A and AO6B(both DRG’s for long-term ventilation in Intensive Care). DRG’s AO6A and AO6B are the second highest ranking DRG’s in Australia when it comes to the amount of money being spent on Patients requiring long-term ventilation with tracheostomies and yet, Intensive Care Units are not accountable for the Millions of Dollars they spend on those DRG’s without looking at how those massive expenses can be minimised
5) Long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies and their families are facing a massive challenge and ordeal when it comes to their care and treatment. Patients and families have no quality of life in Intensive Care. It’s therefore that in order to provide a holistic and more Patient and family friendly environment that a shift to more Hospital in the Home services is inevitable, even in a high acuity area such as Intensive Care
What are your thoughts?
Do you think that INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME is disrupting Intensive Care or do you prefer the status quo?
Leave your comments 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.