Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
Yesterday, I had an email from Sam and Sam asks me or says that her mother has been in intensive care for a few days. She’s now, still on a ventilator and they’ve done a tracheostomy or a trache and now the intensive care team is telling her that her mom needs to go to LTAC or long term acute care.
So I assume that Sam has done a fair bit of research already because she’s asking me, how can I keep my mom in intensive care while she’s ventilated with a tracheostomy? And that’s a fantastic question to ask. And it’s also the right question to ask because I assume Sam has done her research and she’s found out that LTACs or long term acute care facilities are a disaster.
They can’t really look after long term ventilated patients, and they’re simply designed to save money for health insurances, but they’re not designed around clinical need for patients with ventilation and tracheostomy.
So how can you keep your mom in ICU, Sam, that’s a good question. And the simple answer to it is to get professional help and have us advocate for your mom because we have a proven track record of achieving that for our clients. Because you know, the biggest challenge for families in intensive care is that they don’t know what they don’t know. And what do I mean by that?
Well, for example, you wouldn’t know unless you’ve done your research that if your mom is going to LTAC or long term acute care, she wouldn’t be getting the care that somebody on a ventilator with tracheostomy needs, and a lot of patients die in LTAC.
So those, that’s only one argument to keep your mom in ICU. There are several other arguments to keep your mom in ICU and you know, when somebody is in intensive care on a ventilator with a tracheostomy, there are fifty, hundred times happening simultaneously, and they’re all very important.
Intensive care is such a highly specialized area, again, you don’t know what you don’t know and how we can help is simply by breaking down those things that are happening, those many things that are happening simultaneously and make a clinical argument to keep your mom in intensive care.
And again, we’ve got some case studies around that and we’ve got some, we’ve got a proven track record for that.
So that’s my tip for today. If you need help, if you want to keep your loved one in ICU, Sam, or any other viewers, and I’m sure there are many other viewers who want to keep their loved ones in ICU for as long as it takes to get their loved ones off the ventilator.
Check out our case studies at intensivecarehotline.com at your questions answered or give us a call on one of the numbers on the top of the website, or send me an email to [email protected] and another option is to check out intensivecareathome.com and intensive care at home looks after ventilated patients with tracheostomy at home as a genuine alternative to a long term stay in intensive care.
Take care for now. This is Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com and I’ll talk to you in a few days.