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Latest tracheostomy and laryngectomy publications from the Medical Press. Click to read this week's pick of the PubMed trawl. This week sees some big news for consensus guidelines from the UK and also from around the world.
The NTSP has been working hard to keep staff and patients as up to date as possible with COVID-19 and the impact on patients with new or existing tracheostomies.
NTSP Chair Brendan McGrath discusses the role of tracheostomy in the COVID pandemic with the Intensive Care Society Podcast team.
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.
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.
National Tracheostomy Safety Project releases the headline results of the Improving Tracheostomy Care program.
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.
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 (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.
ITC presents update at the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Winter Symposium 2017.
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.