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London Multi-Disciplinary Tracheostomy Management Skills Courses

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Organised under auspices of the British Laryngological Association

Day 1 – Fundamentals of Tracheostomy care

Suitable for: doctors – hospital & community; Nurses – hospital & community; Physiotherapists; Speech & Language Therapists

Day 2 – Advanced Skills for Tracheostomy Care

Suitable for: doctors – hospital & community; Nurses – hospital & community; Physiotherapists; Speech & Language Therapists

Please note, we also run small group workshops in Tracheostomy Care several times a year at Northwick Park Hospital.  These one-day courses are specifically designed for carers and nurses working in the community, either in care homes or within clients’ houses (ie. not acute care in hospital).  Applications are only accepted on a group booking basis.  If you would like further information for your staff, please contact us by email on: lnwh-tr.courses@nhs.net

Course details:

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download the North West London Hospitals Trust Tracheostomy MDT W/R Proforma

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COURSE ATTENDEES – you are welcome to adapt the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust MDT Tracheostomy Proforma within your Trust, but please be kind enough to acknowledge the source (LNWH).  For other hand-outs, please contact lnwh-tr.courses@nhs.net

Course Organisers: Claire Fitzgerald, Specialist Physiotherapist &
Mr Taran Tatla, Consultant Otolaryngologist

Day 1 – MDT Fundamentals of Tracheostomy care

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Indications and performing
  • Types of tubes
  • MDT approach
  • Role of the Physio
  • Role of the SLT
  • Impact on the neurological patient
  • Case studies
  • Lunchtime practical demonstration workshops

 

Day 2 – MDT Advanced Skills for Tracheostomy Care

  • Tube changing methods
  • Management of long term patients
  • Tracheostomy service improvements
  • Setting up an MDT tracheostomy service
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Communication and swallowing
  • Discharge and community care
  • Weaning & decannulations
  • VAP - Oral care guidelines
  • Case Studies

 

Comments from most recent course (July 2019):

Day 1 - 100% rated the course excellent/good  and 100% would recommend to colleagues

  •  Really excellent and worthwhile to see demonstrations in small groups. All demonstrators passionate about their areas (Nurse)
  • Enjoyed case studies and demonstrations (Nurse)
  • Interesting history. And good overview. Good surgical pictures for illustration/understanding anatomy (Physio)
  • Really informative + presenters really knowledgeable (SLT)
  • Case examples were compelling+ detailed and ‘real life’ clinical scenarios relevant to my client group (SLT)

 

Day 2 : 100% rated the course excellent/good and 100% would recommend to colleagues

  • Very engaging talk, interesting to hear about GTC project & potential to be involved (SLT)
  • Amazing – so good to see someone so passionate about their area (Nurse)
  • Very helpful in building up knowledge on what to expect & how to deal with complications (Physio)
  • Good advocate for the MDT approach (Physio)




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