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!
In the last blog I shared
You can check out last week’s blog here!
In this week’s blog I want to answer a question that we constantly get from people
What do ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies need for in- home care?
When looking after and caring for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies at home, a lot of people ask and want to know what actually needs to be done in order to make it happen.
Besides a team of committed and highly skilled team of critical care nurses, we also need to look at the equipment side of things and we need to organise ventilators, humidifiers, tracheostomies, ambu bags, suction equipment, special care beds and a hoist. Most Patients/ Clients requiring our service are bed bound and fully or partially immobile.
Those are the basics and sure there are other things we need to organise, but I won’t get lost in the details. You get the idea.
It’s basically like setting up a “mini-ICU” in somebody’s home.
Mindset and a “can-do” attitude is critical!
But what’s most important when providing in-home Intensive Care nursing services is the flexibility and the “can-do” attitude of staff, to make this happen for our Clients and their families, as well as helping Intensive Care Units to free up their expensive and “in-demand” beds.
It’s a matter of being methodical as well as efficient when looking after long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in their own home.
And it’s really a matter of getting long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies out of Intensive Care and improving their quality of life for them and their families.
INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME is really all about providing a genuine alternative to an indefinite long-term stay in Intensive Care for long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies.
It’s not that difficult to make the transition to home once you have seen how it works and it’s really a matter of having the right mindset, the right skills, the right equipment and the right attitude.
The upsides are huge, with our Clients and their families improving their quality of life in their own environment, rather than staying in Intensive Care long term or indefinite.
A lot more is possible for some Intensive Care Patients at home than what you think and it’s way more cost effective compared to an expensive and “in-demand” $5,000 per bed day in Intensive Care.
Safety is paramount
In order to make our service safe, we have structured our service around the home mechanical ventilation guidelines, which makes it safe to look after long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies in their own home.
You can check out the guidelines here
These are the latest up to date guidelines when it comes to providing Intensive Home Care nursing services.
Those guidelines have stood the test of time and those guidelines are the key driver for similar services in Germany.
What are your thoughts?
What are you curious about when it comes to looking after long-term ventilated adults& children in the home?
Leave your questions and comments on the blog.
For more information, you can contact me on 041 094 2230 or email [email protected]
We are also currently hiring enthusiastic and experienced Intensive Care nurses with Critical Care certificate for 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!
For more information check out our Career section here www.intensivecareathome.com.au/careers or contact Patrik on 041 094 2230 or simply hit reply to this email.
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!