The Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS) is an innovative consultative multidisciplinary specialist service at Austin Health with an expert team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and speech pathologists. The TRAMS team regularly educate and collaborate with other healthcare providers and are pleased to share our resources.


HCP Event

TRAMS Interdisciplinary Tracheostomy Workshop

19 April 2024


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Patient Event


25 May 2023
This workshop is open to patients and their families.


Have you seen our tracheostomy eLearning series?

  • Introduction to tracheostomy
  • Humidification
  • Suctioning via a tracheostomy tube
    (With video demonstration)
  • Stoma Care
  • Measuring cuff pressure
  • Use of the Passy-Muir Speaking Valve
  • Tracheostomy decannulation (with video demonstration)
  • Emergency tracheostomy management

Note: You will not be able to register to complete the test at the end of each package. This function is only available to Austin staff members accessing the packages through the Austin ATLAS system. These packages work best using Google Chrome.


Discharge To Community

Prior to leaving hospital, a person with a tracheostomy and their carers must be adequately equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills, equipment and care plan to ensure they can be safely cared for in the community.


The TRAMS community tracheostomy discharge and training program consists of a comprehensive two week education and training program prior to discharge. The program is completed by the patient and a core group of carers prior to discharge until the patient is adequately prepared for discharge.


Community tracheostomy training program overview
Tracheostomy skills assessment form – Cuffless Tube 

Tracheostomy skills assessment form Cuffed Tube

Tracheostomy Education Documentation

Discharge To Community

International Tracheostomy Symposiums

The International Tracheostomy Symposiums (ITS) are the premier event for tracheostomy specialists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, patients and families to grow and learn together.

The highly successful inaugural (2011) and 2nd ITS (2014) were hosted by Austin Health in Melbourne with over 600 medical professionals from 11 countries attending. The 3rd ITS (2016) and 4th ITS (2018) were then hosted in the USA respectively by Johns Hopkins Medical Centre (Baltimore) and by UT Southwestern Medical Centre (Texas) together with the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC). In 2019, the ITS returned to Melbourne with more than 300 patients, family and health professionals in attendance. Delegates came from around the world including across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK and Ireland, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Qatar.


We look forward to the 6th ITS 2021, to be held as a virtual event.


For more information and booking details, visit

Past Symposiums


Click here to visit our resources page.

Introducing the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative

The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC) was formed by Dr. David Roberson, an ENT specialist at Harvard, following work by many researchers demonstrating that tracheostomy and laryngectomy patients are at high risk for preventable adverse events – often with tragic outcomes.


Dr. Roberson invited specialists from multiple disciplines from around the world to a foundational meeting in Glasgow, Scotland in July 2012. This group’s support and enthusiasm led to the founding of the GTC.  Austin Health became the GTC Asia Pacific Lead site.


Visit to read about recent publications, data collection and memberships.


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