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Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME where we provide tailor made solutions for long-term ventilated Adults& Children with Tracheostomies 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
Where do long-term ventilated adults& children in Australia go?
You can check out last week’s blog here!
In this week’s blog I want to share another case study with you!
A young client was going back to Intensive Care regularly! INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME put a stop to it, immediately!
This particular client has been ventilated with a tracheostomy from a very young age when they got hit by a car as a pedestrian.
The client is very lucky to be alive today, as the main injury they sustained was a C1 spinal injury that left them ventilator dependent and a tracheostomy.
From an early age the client and the family were told by the hospital that it’s probably “in the best interest” to cease ventilation and life support.
The client and the family were very determined to not let this happen as the client as well as the family wanted to have the best possible quality of life!
They were also determined to never give up!
The client had been at home over many years with various care service arrangements and in recent years it was found that the client had been having more and more readmissions back to Intensive Care.
This isn’t overly surprising given that the client is fully ventilator dependent with tracheostomy and is reliant on specialised nursing care.
In recent years and before INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME got involved in looking after the client, they were looked after by a mixture of non-ICU RN’s and by attendant carers.
It wasn’t surprising to us at all that the client went back to ICU on a regular basis, sometimes as often as two to three times a week over an 18 month period.
The quality of life as well as the physical, mental as well as emotional well-being of the client and their family was at stake, not even mentioning the risk they were exposed to by being in
- Such a high-risk environment like Intensive Care
- Exposed to readmissions back to Intensive Care due to the non-skilled workforce the client was exposed to before INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME was providing care to the client and put a stop to their readmissions as soon as we started working with them
Due to the increase in skill level by working with a skilled workforce, INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME put an immediate stop to the client’s ICU readmissions and we were able to
- Improve the quality of life for the client and their family by consistently keeping them at home
- Minimise expenses for the insurer, because an ICU bed costs the insurer in excess of $4,000 per bed day
- Minimise the risk for the client to be exposed to a Intensive Care environment and therefore minimise the risk for a hospital acquired infection
- Deliver on our number one KPI which is zero readmissions back to hospital/ICU
This is only possible because of our main competitive advantage which is that we are third party accredited to provide INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME services.
Therefore, we are in a position to consistently and predictably keep our clients at home instead of Intensive Care!
This also shows that INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME is actually delivering on their promise, to deliver Intensive Care services in the home, which is what somebody on a ventilator with tracheostomy needs!
Our services are tailor made for clients on ventilators with tracheostomies and our services are tailor made for Intensive Care Units and hospitals to keep vulnerable Patients outside of this high risk environment!
We therefore improve the quality of life for our clients and their families! No more endless hours that you and your family need to spend in Intensive Care, you can now have care in the comfort of your own home!
Our services are also tailor made for health services funding agencies such as Departments of health, DVA,TAC etc… as well as Private health funds, because we can reduce the cost to ~50% of the $5,000- $6,000 per bed day Intensive Care bed!
What are your thoughts?
Would you want your family member at home on a ventilator going back to Intensive Care regularly or would you rather have an accredited service like INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME making sure your loved one can stay at home?
Leave your comments on the blog.
For more information and how we can help your long-term ventilated adults& children with tracheostomies, 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 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 send an email to [email protected] .
We are also a TAC and DVA(Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider
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!