Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
So, I had an email from Lionel, and Lionel says, “Hey, my mom is in ICU and I’m just learning that she’s probably not as bad as I initially thought she would be because the ICU team has been telling me she’s going to die. And it was all doom and gloom and negative. And now she’s been in ICU for about 10 days after a car accident. And now she’s slowly improving.”
And, Lionel says in his email that he’s been watching our videos and reading our blog and that gave him hope. And he could see that, when you are armed with the right information, you have a lot of leverage. You have a lot of power. You have peace of mind, you have influence, you have control and you can actually make informed decisions.
And that’s exactly the situation that Lionel has found himself in, because he all of a sudden realized that over 90% of patients in intensive care actually survive. And if you watched my videos or read my blog for any length of time, you will always hear me say that, if 90% of patients survive, why should your loved one be the one out of 10, not surviving? And that’s what Lionel has done in this situation. He asked the questions, “Why should my mom not survive in intensive care?” And he’s forever grateful that, we are publishing this information and empower people.
And you hear me saying this over and over again, that the biggest challenge for families in intensive care is simply that they don’t know what they don’t know. They don’t know what to look for. They don’t know what questions to ask. They don’t know their rights and they don’t know how to manage doctors and nurses in intensive care.
And once you are armed with that insider information and you seek professional help, like we provide at intensivecarehotline.com, you can turn the situation around and the dynamics will shift in your favor. Once you start asking the right questions, once you have professionals on your side that understand intensive care inside out, and that can talk to the intensive care team on their level and ask the right questions.
It’s like piecing together a puzzle, a very complex puzzle. Intensive care is incredibly complex. And if you are trying to steer this territory yourself, you’ll be fighting an uphill battle. You won’t be getting anywhere because you won’t even be asking the right questions in the first place because it’s such a complex and specialized area. And that’s what we are here for, here at intensivecarehotline.com.
So do your own research, contact us at intensivecarehotline.com. Call us on one of the numbers on the top of our website, or send us an email to [email protected].
Also, have a look at our membership at intensivecaresupport.org, where we have a membership for families in intensive care.
We also do medical record reviews for clients that are in intensive care or after intensive care. In this day and age in 2022, it’s really no big deal. Getting access to medical records, it’s usually a link to a website with a username and a password. That’s what it is. If the intensive care team doesn’t give you access to medical records, assuming you are the next of kin or the power of attorney, they’re denying you a basic human right. But we can help you with all of that. We’ve been professionally consulting and advocating for families all over the world for the last nine years. And we can help you too.
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