Connection method: Hybrid
Open to Vancouver Island Region
Sometimes patients become really sick and they need a machine (ventilator) to help them breathe. When this happens, they first need to have the breathing tube put in (intubated). There is a growing body of research showing the importance of post-intubation care in the Emergency Department (ED). Post-intubation care may include things like sedation and pain relief to help keep a patient calm and comfortable after they are intubated.
In order to provide the best possible care to intubated patients on a ventilator, a team of ED/ Critical Care healthcare workers are looking to find ways to provide better sedation and pain relief care for patients and to develop site-specific recommendations. It is critically important that the patient voice be part of their efforts.
As a member of the project team, patients and family/friend advocates are invited to:
• Offer reflections on the post-intubation care experience;
• Identify important considerations for ED healthcare workers and ideas to better serve intubated patients
• Work together to develop site-specific recommendations to improving the care provided to intubated patients
ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT DETAILS
• Number of Advocates: 2-3
• Commitment: One year which includes 1-2 meetings for orientation and onboarding, plus 4-5 working meetings with the full team. All meetings will be approximately 60 minutes in length and preferably in-person (Zoom possible if preferred.) Additional check-in meetings available for Advocates, if desired.
• Some reading may occur outside meetings.
• Pre-approved out of pocket expenses to participate (e.g., parking) will be reimbursed.
*This is an opportunity to collaborate with Emergency Department healthcare workers to ensure a very personal, human experience is explored from more than a medical perspective!
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of Collaborate on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.
- Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
- Specific health care experiences [details below]
- An interest in improving health care services
- The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
- • Anyone with direct experience of Critical Care or Emergency Department intubation, including patients, family members, friends, or other close relations. • Ideally, experience of intubation specific to the Royal Jubilee Hospital or Victoria General Hospital, but not required.