Join us in Milan on 3rd October 2016 at 18:00-20:00
The GTC are hosting a FREE meeting for interested delegates attending the ESICM Congress in Milan. Internationally recognized speakers will outline the place of better tracheostomy care and the role of quality improvement collaboratives in Europe, with a chance to talk to leaders and members of the GTC over a glass of wine.
The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in improving tracheostomy care from all specialities and all professions (medical, nursing, allied health staff are very welcome). The meeting is free to attend and if you are attending the ESICM Congress, you can just turn up at 18:00*. It is possible to attend for free if you are not part of the Congress, but we need you to register via the GTC website in advance (to secure access to the Congress).
Abstract Objectives/Hypothesis To assess patient characteristics associated with adverse outcomes in the first 2 years following tracheostomy, and to report healthcare utilization and cost of caring for these children. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods [...]
The 3rd International Tracheostomy Symposium (ITS) was an astounding success. Thank you to everyone who participated. With over 200 registrants either in person or via live streaming, we found great support for the GTC and a thirst for quality improvement to be put into practice. The major takeaway: healthcare, especially high quality tracheostomy care is a team endeavor. Every team member has different experiences and perspectives, and by working together, we will improve the culture of tracheostomy care in our institutions. [...]
Nurses' role in helping restore patients' speech By Linda L. Morris, Ph.D., APN, CCNS, FCCM Too often, tracheostomy patients literally do not have a voice in their own care. But nurses are in a position [...]
What was I supposed to tell a kid without scaring him off or making me feel uncomfortable? As a kid, were you ever embarrassingly honest? To the point where you completely mortified your mother? That [...]
GTC Member, Gavin Straffon is a physiotherapist at Nottingham University Hospital (NUH). He recently spent eight weeks travelling throughout the USA and Australia, studying the effects of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach to tracheostomy care, [...]
A Multidisciplinary Children’s Airway Center: Impact on the Care of Patients With Tracheostomy Click here to download or view on mobile http://globaltrach.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/UNC-MDT-Paper.pdf
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What was I supposed to tell a kid without scaring him off or making me feel uncomfortable?
As a kid, were you ever embarrassingly honest? To the point where you completely mortified your mother? That was totally me. We all know that kids say the darnedestthings, when we hear an alarmingly honest comment from anyone under the age of seven, we usually laugh, think it's adorable, or take it with a grain of salt — at least I do.
I'd like to think I'm pretty good with kids. I've taught nursery school, art classes, and I even used to be one myself. I'm used to little comments about my shoes being "yucky-colored" or being told I pronounce a word "weird," or [...]