The Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS) is a specialist service introduced at Austin Health in 2002. A team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and speech pathologists coordinate and direct the care of patients with a tracheostomy tube across three campuses and into the community.
Austin Health is pleased to be a lead Australasian site for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative along with the Royal Children's Hospital. Australasian hospitals wishing to join the GTC (Click Here).
5th International Tracheostomy Symposium
Melbourne Australia, 11th October 2019
Plan to attend and participate in this world-leading international conference on quality tracheostomy care. The themes of "Innovate, Improve and Inspire" will feature throughout the conference program. Highlights include interactive panels exploring excellence in tracheostomy care with international keynote speakers, scientific sessions, and patient & family sessions exploring the shared experience.
Call for abstracts will open early February 2019. Website and Registrations to follow. Watch this space for updates.
GTC webinar series
These cover many interesting tracheostomy topics. Click image below to see details of existing and future webinar series and to register.
Patient and Family Winter Forum - August 22nd, 2018.
On 22 August 2018 TRAMS, VRSS (Victorian Respiratory Support Services) and the GTC held a Winter Tracheostomy Patient and Family Forum. It was a wonderful occasion where we received an update on our global tracheostomy community and we had facilitated discussions on developing resilience. We also had winter-warming fun with West African drumming.
Each patient with a tracheostomy and their families and carers received a beautiful hand-made card designed and made by one of our tracheostomy in-patients.
Personal stories were shared and a sense of belonging and connection was created.
Watch this space for our next Tracheostomy Patient and Family forum
Click on the picture to access this resource
Click on the picture to watch a short film of Colin's story after sustaining a spinal cord injury whilst working on the farm. Colin's story provides a great example of what the community arm of TRAMS aims to facilitate when a long-term tracheostomy in necessary.
An inspirational BLOG by Gerard Stevenson telling his story after sustaining a spinal cord injury on August 24th 2014.