The CoP on the management of people with long term tracheostomy was facilitated in two parts.
One was a workshop for participants able to attend in person, while the second was a facilitated discussion for 10 video conference sites throughout the state. A pre-recorded interview with two staff from Respiratory Medicine at SCGH, Clinical Professor Bhajan Singh and Clinical Nurse Specialist Linda Cruickshank, with discussion around their model of care and barriers to discharge, was presented to both groups.
This interview is available to view online here (via YouTube). The other videos related to the management of people with tracheostomy and laryngectomy are available on the TRACS WA website. A working party has been formed to explore the many solutions to issues proposed at these meetings and to increase co-ordination between the facilities and clinicians involved in the delivery of care for this small but complex client group.