TRAMS: Excellence in Tracheostomy Care

Austin TRAMS

Patients & Family

Winter Tracheostomy Patient and Family Forum 

On 22 August 2018 TRAMS in conjunction with the GTC and the Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS) held a Winter Tracheostomy Patient and Family Forum at the Austin Hospital. It was a wonderful occasion where patients and families had an opportinity to share their stories, have a discussion on building resilience and we had some winter-warming African drumming. Also this year, one of our tracheostomy patients Sally Messer and her mother Jenny made every community and in-patient tracheostomy patient a beautiful hand-made card congratulating them for Thriving in the Community with a Tracheostomy. 

 

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Austin Health Consumer Engagement 2018

On the 17th of October 2018 TRAMS was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate in recognition of our outstanding consumer engagement for hosting our annual Patient and Family Tracheostomy Forums. The TRAMS team presented a poster (see below) of our project amongst four other finalists. We are very excited to showcase our partenrship with tracheostomy patients and families. 

 

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Patient Brochure

           

 

 

TRAMS Community

For patients who have a long term tracheostomy tube

 

TRAMS Community follows patients who have a tracheostomy   tube (no ventilation requirements) who are discharged home from Austin Health.

The Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS) manages patients who have a tracheostomy and ventilation.

 

TRAMS Community Services:


Discharge planning
Education for patients and carers
Clinical Nurse Consultant home visits
Assistance with purchase and maintenance of equipment
Tracheostomy tube changes
Allied health support and therapy