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2 Feb, 2018

4th International Tracheostomy Symposium GTC 2018

February 2nd, 2018|Conferences, Exclude From Latest Updates|

Click here to submit your abstract to the scientific session! Download the conference flyer to print, post, and share. Download the conference course guide.

27 Sep, 2017

Thriving with a Tracheostomy in the Community

September 27th, 2017|Webinars|

Speakers: Austin Health, Melbourne Australia Tanis Cameron MA CCC-SLP – Manager Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS), Senior Speech Pathologist, GTC Vice President A/Prof Mark Howard MBBS, FRACP, GDEB, PhD - Director Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS), Institute for Breathing and Sleep Kristy McMurray BNurs/GCert Acute Care - Clinical Nurse Consultant TRAMS Gavin Fahey BNurs/GCert [...]

2 Sep, 2017

Article by Dr David Roberson and Dr. Gerry Healy posted in the American College of Surgeons Bulletin

September 2nd, 2017|Featured Articles, News Stories|

Article by Dr David Roberson and Dr. Gerry Healy posted in the American College of Surgeons Bulletin Visit the ACS bulletin site The members of the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC) assert that tracheostomy related catastrophic events are like central line-associated infections—they can be eliminated. The GTC is working with health care providers, hospitals, patients, and families [...]

3 May, 2017

The Voice of Patients and Families in Tracheostomy Care

May 3rd, 2017|Exclude From Latest Updates, Webinars|

Please register for our coming webinar Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 Time: 3.00p US Central / 4.00p US Eastern / Thursday, 4 May, 2017 - 6.00a (Melbourne) Add to Calendar REGISTER HERE Subject: The Voice of Patients and Families in Tracheostomy Care Presenter(s): Erin Ward, MS.Ed - Parent, GTC Patient & Family Committee Chair & Family [...]

2 May, 2017

Call for Podium and Poster Abstracts

May 2nd, 2017|Conferences|

Call for Podium and Poster Abstracts! 4th International Tracheostomy Symposium, February 3rd, 2018 UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health Dallas, Texas, USA Make your contribution to the advancement of care for patients with tracheostomies by presenting your original investigative research and quality improvement work to the 4th International Tracheostomy Symposium to be held [...]

6 Mar, 2017

Decannulation of Tracheostomy Tube in the Adult Population

March 6th, 2017|Exclude From Latest Updates, Webinars|

Please register for our coming webinar Date: Monday, 6 March 2017 Time: 3.00p US Central / 4.00p US Eastern / Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 8.00a (Melbourne) Add to calendar REGISTER HERE Subject: Decannulation of Tracheostomy Tube in the Adult Population Presenter(s): Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Acute and Chronic Care, Johns [...]

8 Feb, 2017

Patient & Family Newsletter – February 2017

February 8th, 2017|Newsletters|

16 Nov, 2016

Tracheostomy in the NICU – Webinar

November 16th, 2016|Exclude From Latest Updates, Webinars|

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Time: 1.00p CT/2.00p ET/7.00p London Add to calendar Subject: Tracheostomy in the NICU Presenter(s): Lawrence Rhein, MD, Chief of Neonatology, UMass Memorial Karen Watters, MD, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Boston Childrens Hospital Bruce Schulman, MD, Clinical Director Neonatal Intensive Care, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Sam Ostrower, MD, [...]

21 Sep, 2016

Two-year mortality, complications, and healthcare use in children with medicaid following tracheostomy

September 21st, 2016|News Stories|

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 Children (0–16 years) in Medicaid from 10 states undergoing tracheostomy in 2009, identified with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, [...]

13 Jul, 2016

Summary of ITS/GTC joint sessions (4/29-30 2016)

July 13th, 2016|Conferences, Exclude From Latest Updates|

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. [...]