LTACH rehab potential

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by Snatchedwig Snatchedwig, ADN, CNA, LPN, RN Member Nurse Student

Specializes in Medsurg. Has 14 years experience.

A few weeks ago, we had a patient get discharged. She came to us directly to our ICU on a ventilator. She has been with us for over a year where several issues arose that could have caused her death. Anyhoo she worked hard, we worked hard, and she got weaned off the ventilator. To the long term acute care hospital nurses in your hospital, do you see more success or more failures?

For us, due to the complex issues our patients come with, we have more failures than success. If they don't die of respiratory problems, that unstageable sacral wound could be the culprit. They usually come to us with multiple organ failure, so we already slighted on that front.