Established in 2001, TRAMS has grown to become an internationally recognised leader in tracheostomy care. Austin Health is proud to be a founding member and the Lead Asian Pacific adult site for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC). In partnership, Austin Health and the GTC are transforming tracheostomy care around the world.

TRAMS Mission: Exceptional Tracheostomy Care

TRAMS direction

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Partnerships

We partner with patients, carers and experts from Australia and internationally, to ensure excellence in tracheostomy care.

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transformation

We explore and adapt to the changing needs of the tracheostomy community.

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growth

We advance research and leadership within the specialist area of tracheostomy care.

Tracheostomy Patient & Family Forum 2022

“Continuing Conversations that Count: The Restorative Power of Nature”. Watch the recording and hear inspiring stories of how some of our tracheostomy patients connect with nature to aid their wellbeing!

7 October 2022 AEST

Interprofessional Tracheostomy Virtual Workshop! A foundation-intermediate online workshop relevant to nursing, allied health and medical staff.

Out now! The 2nd edition of Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide

New features: 2 completely new chapters, Tracheostomy in acute airborne illness and aerosol generating procedures, Clinical scenarios weaved through most chapters with review questions at the end of each chapter.

TRAMS Celebrates 20 Years!

Since 2001, this specialist multidisciplinary team has cared for over 2000 tracheostomy patients, published numerous papers and educated thousands of healthcare professionals and caregivers.

Available to Pre-order!

The fully revised 3rd edition of Communication and Swallowing Management of Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Individuals is an essential tool for both experienced clinicians and those working to enhance their problem-solving skills with tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent individuals.

The TRAMS team

TRAMS team coordinates tracheostomy care, centre wide tracheostomy policies, education and data collection across Austin Health and into the community.

Patients and families work closely with TRAMS in all aspects of the program. The core TRAMS team consists of specialist Doctors, Nurses, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists.

Services

  • Inpatient tracheostomy care
  • Coordination of multidisciplinary care, education, policy & procedure and data collection
  • Community based tracheostomy care
  • Discharge to home or residential facility
  • Ongoing tracheostomy support and care
  • Patient and Family Forums
  • International collaboration and leadership
  • Lead Asian Pacific site for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC)
  • Participation in recruitment for GTC, member hospital support, database design and education, International Tracheostomy Symposium

News and events

HCP Event

TRAMS Interdisciplinary Tracheostomy Workshop

7 October 2022

WATCH THIS SPACE

Please note that this workshop is open to Austin and external health professionals.
Patient Event

TRAMS PATIENT AND FAMILY FORUM

28 February 2022
This workshop is open to patients and their families.