Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from Intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in Intensive Care.
Yesterday, I had Miranda writing and she says that she’s in Ohio in the United States and she says her mum has just been transferred from ICU to LTAC or long-term acute care after she had a tracheostomy and her mom is still ventilated.
After few days at LTAC, it turns out that she realizes their substandard care and treatment and she realizes that people in the environment don’t really know what they’re doing and she thinks it’s dangerous for her mum.
Well, that’s certainly something that I can confirm because we’ve worked with dozens of families who have their loved ones in LTAC and they simply want to return back to Intensive Care because they realize that their loved ones aren’t safe in LTAC on a ventilator with a tracheostomy. Because quite simply, it requires the specialist skills of ICU doctors and ICU nurses to look after somebody on a ventilator with a tracheostomy.
So, Miranda asks what she should do to get her mum back into Intensive Care. Well Miranda, the simple thing is that we need to help you with that and advocate on a clinical level. Your biggest challenge is that you simply don’t know what you don’t know, and you don’t know what questions you need to ask. And you don’t know how to advocate for your mum on a clinical level.
We have certainly done that successfully with a number of clients, and we’ve got some case studies and interviews on our website to provide the evidence for that. So, Miranda go and contact us or contact me directly on one of the numbers on the top of our website Intensivecarehotline.com, and then I can show you the next steps. Take care for now and I’ll talk to you in a few days.