Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care. Many families in intensive care come to us when their loved one has been discharged to LTAC from ICU on a ventilator with tracheostomy. Most families who have their loved ones in LTAC actually come to us and they literally beg us to help them to get out of LTAC back into ICU.
As you would know by now LTAC is not the right place for somebody who was critically ill on a ventilator and with a tracheostomy. LTAC simply doesn’t have the skills. So we have helped many families to go from LTAC back to intensive care because of our clinical advocacy. The other option you might want to consider is if your loved one is an LATC look at options such as intensive care at home because intensive care at home provides the skills necessary to look after patients ventilated on tracheostomy at home.
That is a much better option. I put some more information below this video. Take care, and I’ll talk to you in a few days.
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