Resources for Services to prepare to accept a person with a tracheostomy from tertiary care
These resources have been developed by the Tracheostomy Community of Practice in consultation with stakeholders. The purpose of these resources is to assist services, such as rural services and residential care, to prepare to receive a tracheostomised client.

1. Pre-planning questionnaire for services considering their ability to accept a person with a tracheostomy.
This questionnaire is designed for step-down services to complete in preparation for accepting a patient who has a tracheostomy. It aids in identification of staff confidence levels in tracheostomy care, access to equipment and identification of the required skills and procures to manage a person with a tracheostomy. This can be used to identify area that need to be addressed and discussed with the discharging site.

2. List of available generic education resources to assist staff in upskilling in tracheostomy care.
This document outlines a number of generic educational resources that have been reviewed by the Tracheostomy CoP as suitable to assist with increasing knowledge in tracheostomy care.

TRACS WA Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Case Based Videos
This collection of case based videos depicts various clinical techniques in the areas of Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy care.

Interview as part of a Community of Practice event on management of people with long term tracheostomy (via YouTube)
TRACS WA talks with Clinical Professor Bhajan Singh and Linda Cruickshank, who share their expertise and thoughts in treating Tracheostomy patients, especially those with long term neurological conditions.

2018 Community of Practice (CoP) - Tracheostomy
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 with 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 Cruikshank, with discussion around their model of care and barriers to discharge, was presented to both groups.

The interview is available to view online here (via YouTube).