Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
Yesterday I was talking to a client and her dad had a Triple-A repair(AAA) in early March. Now the time of this video recording is early May. So had a Triple-A repair in early March ended up ventilated with a tracheostomy and couldn’t be weaned and he ended up in kidney failure needing dialysis.
He ended up going to LTAC and the family immediately realized that LTAC is not the right place for someone after a Triple-A repair(AAA) with ventilation and tracheostomy needs, you would have heard me say before. And countless videos and case studies that LTAC’S are are simply a disaster for ventilated patients with tracheostomy.
So now the client asks and then the client had complications in LTAC and of course needed to go back into ICU because simply LTAC’s can’t look after patients on ventilation the minute there is something going wrong, the minute there are any complications people bounce back into ICU. So now that her Dad is back in ICU, still ventilated with a tracheostomy and on dialysis and she’s asking can her dad go home with a service like intensive care at home and the short answer is yes, of course.
Imagine you can wean your dad off the ventilator and the tracheostomy at home while he’s on dialysis with a service like intensive care at home. There is absolutely no need for LTAC. So today’s tip is check out intensive care at home.com for home care services for intensive care patients for long-term intensive care patients with ventilation and tracheostomy.
So go and check out intensivecareathome.com. That’s my tip for today and I’ll talk to you in a few days.