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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question last week was
Now, in this week’s episode “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” I want to look at a question that is not so obvious to most, but I also know is a question that many relatives or family members of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care are often wondering about.
The question this week is
“WHY ARE INTENSIVE CARE STAFF OFTEN RELAXED WHEN THE ALARM BELLS GO OFF ON THE MONITOR OR VENTILATOR?”
And I know that deep down Families and friends are often concerned about the behaviour that either ICU nursing staff or ICU medical staff have on display when the Alarm bells go off on either a ventilator or on a Monitor that your critically ill loved one is connected to.
When those alarm bells go off, you might often find that Intensive Care staff appear to hardly take any notice of it and they finish whatever they are doing and then attend to those alarm bells ringing.
Anybody else around the bedside can feel how awkward and concerned those alarm bells make the relatives and the family of the critically ill Patient feel. And rightly so, because you are not hearing those alarm bells every day, like the Intensive Care staff does.
And here it is. The Intensive Care staff, whether doctors or nurses may see immune to those bells and whistles and they don’t panic. The reason for that is that they tend to be highly skilled people with experience and they also know that the alarm bells going off, generally do not point towards a real emergency and rather show that something is not 100% right and that often can be the sensitivity of the monitor and the ventilator. The alarms may sometimes be triggered by a movement or an artefact and also, the alarm bells triggered by limits on your loved one’s heart rate or blood pressure or oxygenation are more of an indicator that something is heading in the wrong direction and doctors and nurses can then manage those situations appropriately.
There are those occasions where alarm bells on a ventilator and the monitor signal a real emergency, but generally speaking, if it is a real emergency you will find more doctors and nurses than usual around the bedside, actively managing the situation!
The bottom line is that you should ask if you are unsure or concerned, in order to get a feel for what is really happening if you are unsure!
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- How to ask the doctors and the nurses the right questions
- Discover the many competing interests in Intensive Care and how your critically ill loved one’s treatment may depend on those competing interests
- How to eliminate fear, frustration, stress, struggle and vulnerability even if your loved one is dying
- 5 mind blowing tips& strategies helping you to get on the right path to PEACE OF MIND, control, power and influence in your situation
- You’ll get real world examples that you can easily adapt to your and your critically ill loved one’s situation
- How to stop being intimidated by the Intensive Care team and how you will be seen as equals
- You’ll get crucial ‘behind the scenes’ insight so that you know and understand what is really happening in Intensive Care
- How you need to manage doctors and nurses in Intensive Care(it’s not what you think)
Thank you for tuning into this week’s “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and I’ll see you again in another update next week! Make sure you also check out our BLOG section for more tips and strategies or send me an email to [email protected] with your questions!
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This is Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM and I’ll see you again next week with another update!