Staying in an intensive care unit (ICU) presupposes that the patient has suffered an accident, an operation, or an illness severe enough to require hospitalization in a state of sedation. And when the medical team decides to quit the patient from the intensive care unit (ICU), It is the beginning of a healing journey.
What does rehabilitation imply after a stay in intensive care?
The transition from the intensive care unit to standard service may be difficult since recovery is often slow. The patient might have to relearn everyday actions such as walking, eating, drinking, or even breathing on his own.
In this case, It is essential to set realistic goals: recovery is usually counted in months. Even if the patient may not fully regain mobility, it is necessary to think in terms of the progress made and, if required, to adjust lifestyle.
What are the changes that could have affected your body?
The body reacts to the heavy treatment and a period without physical mobility. This can manifest as:
How is the patient's return home, and what complications can possibly be developed?
Returning home is an expected stage in recovery. This long-awaited moment, however, can be feared by the patient and his family. The patient does not have the same supervision as in the hospital and can quickly feel frustrated by his slow recovery.
Some patients can be sent directly to their homes when they have concluded their recovery in ICU, others must spend more time in a regular room in the Hospital area to continue their control and monitoring, which, although less intense, is just as necessary. This step is an important event on the road to recovery as it means that you no longer need intensive therapy.
Emotional support from relatives is crucial. Our team at BlueNetHospitals will be available to reassure the patient.
He must realize that he has undergone heavy treatment and may need time to understand what has happened to him. Disturbed sleep, different perception of events, and anxiety disorders can be common.
Who participates in your intensive therapy rehabilitation team?
It is important for the patient to be surrounded by a team that he trusts during his recovery. If Psychiatry, Nutrition or Physiotherapy consultations are recommended, these services will prepare the patient in the best possible way for returning home.
Our team at BlueNetHospitals will follow you during all of your medical examinations to identify any physical and psychological problems that could hinder or delay your recovery, and this:
before you leave intensive care
before you leave the hospital
after your discharge from intensive care
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