Quick Tip for Families in Intensive Care. Don’t Leave Your Loved One Too Long on a Breathing Tube!
Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care. Yesterday, I had an email from a reader and she contacted me and she said that her brother has been in intensive care now for two months with a breathing tube and has been ventilated ever since.
Now if you followed my blog for any length of time, you would know by now that a breathing tube should not stay in for longer than two weeks. If patients can’t be weaned off the ventilator, they need to have the tracheostomy or a trach.
So, the bottom line really is, that you need to do as much research as you can when you have a loved one in intensive care, and so many families come to us when it’s simply too late.
Now, it doesn’t mean that we can’t help this family, we probably can. You know without consulting or advocacy there probably has been some damage done already after two months on a ventilator with a breathing tube.
So do as much research as you can when you have a loved one in intensive care and have a look at intensivecarehotline.com and I’ll talk to you in a few days.