Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
Now my tip today is about your strategy if you have a loved one in intensive care. So most families that contact us, if they have a loved one in intensive care and they’re asking for help, they don’t really have a strategy and to a degree that’s good because that’s why they come to us because we can help you with a strategy.
But on the other hand, even before you come to us, you should have a strategy. The biggest challenge for families in intensive case that they don’t know what they don’t know and they feel intimidated by the intensive care team. They feel they’re not on the same level than the medical professionals and you need to stop thinking that way. Your strategy is all that matters. You need to start managing the intensive care team and you need to start asking the right questions.
Most families in intensive care, they don’t even know what questions to ask and I don’t blame them because intensive care is such a highly specialized area. It takes years to understand intensive care inside out. And you know, if you don’t have that experience, it’s hard to find a strategy. But it still matters because otherwise the intensive care team will have the upper hand and they will get their agenda through it. That’s not often in the best interest for your family member.
So your strategy needs to be to get help, learn as much about intensive care as you can and keep advocating for the best care and treatment for your loved one. And we can help you with that very quickly because we are clinicians that have worked in intensive care for decades and we can challenge the intensive care team on a clinical level if you think that your loved one is not getting best care and best treatment or if they’re not getting the right treatment.
So that’s my tip for today. Your strategy does matter and you need to stop being intimidated by the intensive care team and you need to get the strategies to manage the intensive care team so they don’t manage you.
So go out and check our case studies at intensivecarehotline.com and call us on one of the numbers on the top of the website at intensivecarehotline.com or simply send me an email to [email protected] and we can go from there and help you from there.
Thanks for watching. This is Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com and I’ll talk to you in a few days.