Quick Tip for Families in ICU: Prone Positioning or ECMO with ARDS / Lung Failure.
Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
Now their loved one recovered after many weeks in intensive care. Even had a tracheostomy removed and decannulated and after some kidney failure the client went back into intensive care and ended up on dialysis.
Now, the intensive care team was pretty quick again on suggesting to the family to stop and withdraw treatment and let their loved one die. Now after I looked at the situation from many angles, I found that the client wasn’t even ventilated. So, he only went back into ICU because of kidney failure and ended up on dialysis.
Now, why is this important? Most patients in intensive care are ventilated and are ventilator dependent and are on a ventilator, in an induced coma for quite some time. Now in this situation, the only reason why the client went back into ICU was simply the kidney failure therefore, you know, the patient is or was in single organ failure, which was the kidney failure.
Right, and as long as there’s only single organ failure, it’s really stupid to suggest the withdrawal of treatment doesn’t make any sense at all.
So, my quick tip today is really about to look what’s happening and get informed because if you’re not getting informed you can’t interpret really crucial information.
So, go and check out our case studies at intensivecarehotline.com. I’ll talk to you in a few days. Take care.