The Management of Complex Tracheostomy in Long-Term Brain Injury
This is an interdisciplinary study day open to doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists who work with people with brain injury and tracheostomies.
It will cover topics such as long-term complications, chest optimisation, complex weaning, outcomes and ethical decision making in patients with long-term tracheostomy.
- Deborah Dawson, Consultant Nurse Critical Care, St George’s Hospital – discussing Tracheostomy Tubes and accessories.
- Claire Mills, SLT Critical Care Lead, Leeds General Infirmary and NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow – discussing above cuff voicing.
- Specialist ENT Consultant (TBC) – discussing complications and surgical intervention – an ENT Perspective.
Other speakers from physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and the specialist nursing team at the RHN will also present. Information will be presented relating to best practice in the field, and case studies from the experienced specialist team at RHN.