Commentary - Journal of Trauma and Critical Care (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
The impact of family involvement in trauma and critical care treatment.Eliane Arantis*
Department of Pharmacology, University of Sao Paulo, Portugal
- *Corresponding Author:
- Eliane Arantis
Department of Pharmacology
University of Sao Paulo, Portugal
Received: 21-Mar-2023, Manuscript No. AATCC-23-97852; Editor assigned: 22-Mar-2023, PreQC No. AATCC-23-97852(PQ); Reviewed: 06-Apr-2023, QC No. AATCC-23-97852; Revised: 10-Apr-2023, Manuscript No. AATCC-23-97852(R); Published: 17-Apr-2023, DOI:10.35841/2591-7358-7.2.145
Citation: Arantis E. The impact of family involvement in trauma and critical care treatment. J Trauma Crit Care. 2023;7(2):145
Trauma and critical care treatment can be a challenging and stressful experience not only for patients but also for their families. The involvement of family members in the care of critically ill or injured patients can have a significant impact on patient outcomes. In this article, we will explore the importance of family involvement in trauma and critical care treatment and the benefits it can bring. Family members can provide valuable information to healthcare providers about the patient's medical history, which can help inform the patient's care plan. They can also provide emotional support and comfort to the patient, which can improve their overall wellbeing and reduce stress levels. In addition, family members can communicate with healthcare providers and advocate for the patient's needs .
Family involvement in trauma and critical care treatment has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Studies have shown that family involvement can lead to shorter hospital stays, reduced readmissions, and improved patient satisfaction. When family members are involved in the patient's care, they can provide support and encouragement, which can improve the patient's motivation to recover. Family members can also play a crucial role in ensuring patient safety. They can help prevent medical errors by monitoring medication administration, identifying potential risks, and alerting healthcare providers to any concerns. Family members can also help ensure that the patient's needs are met, such as assistance with mobility, hygiene, and nutrition .
While family involvement in trauma and critical care treatment can be beneficial, it also comes with its challenges. Family members may experience emotional distress due to the patient's condition, which can affect their ability to provide support. They may also feel overwhelmed by the complex medical information they receive, which can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Another challenge is maintaining clear communication between family members and healthcare providers .
Healthcare providers must ensure that family members receive accurate and timely information about the patient's condition and care plan. Family involvement in trauma and critical care treatment can have a significant impact on patient outcomes. It can improve communication, provide emotional support, and ensure patient safety .
However, healthcare providers must also be aware of the challenges that can arise when involving family members in the care of critically ill or injured patients. By working together, healthcare providers and family members can provide the best possible care for patients in trauma and critical care settings .
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