Latest tracheostomy and laryngectomy publications from the Medical Press. Click to read this week's pick of the PubMed trawl. This week sees some positive evaluations of a SLT education program and then opposite results for the impact of tracheostomy on long term outcomes following critical illness.
National Tracheostomy Safety Project's SLT team wins best poster award
Sarah Wallace, Consultant SLT and NTSP SLT lead, won the best abstract at the recent European Society for Swallowing Disorders Congress in Vienna. Sarah presented her work on the efficacy pf pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) treatment for dysphagia in patients who had been managed in critical care. This small group of patients all had prolonged critical illnesses and tracheostomy. Sarah's work demonstrated that PES using the Phagenyx device (http://www.phagenesis.com) had a positive impact in the majority of cases. Certainly much more to explore in this fast changing field.
Health Foundation publishes NTSP Evidence into Practice award details
The Health Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the health and healthcare of UK patients, has launched a further round of the Evidence into Practice program, highlighting the National Tracheostomy Safety Project's 2018 program as an example of what can achieved when developing resources and targeting front line healthcare staff.
5th International Tracheostomy Symposium, Melbourne
Biggest Tracheostomy-specific conference comes back for its 5th iteration!
First results from Improving Tracheostomy Care
National Tracheostomy Safety Project releases the headline results of the Improving Tracheostomy Care program.
National Tracheostomy Safety Project publishes results of our social media strategy, reaching 1.1 million users in 2018
From smartphone to bed‐side: exploring the use of social media to disseminate recommendations from the National Tracheostomy Safety Project to front‐line clinical staff. Published in the Journal Anaesthesia at the end of June 2019.
National Tracheostomy Safety Project launches new paediatric video library
The stars of our new paediatric videos got the Red Carpet treatment as the new paediatric films made their worldwide premiere!
National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs update
National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) brings together patients from the UK who have experienced a laryngectomy, providing services, support, advice, friendship and advocacy. This bulletin explains their work with the ambulance service to improve care.
Improving Tracheostomy Care with the Royal College of Anaesthetists
ITC presents update at the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Winter Symposium 2017.
NTSP publishes details of key MDT roles
The UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project has published a summary of the roles of the multidisciplinary team members who are involved in delivering high quality tracheostomy care.