PLEASE NOTE - THERE HAS BEEN A TIME CHANGE FOR THIS EVENT.
Join Louise Edwards on Wednesday 8 July between 08:45am and 11:45am for this introduction to paediatric tracheostomy.
This bite sized introduction session aims to offer clinicians awareness level training on working with children and young people (CYP) with a tracheostomy. We briefly discuss the significance of tubes, equipment, reasons CYP have a tracheostomy, the potential impact of a tracheostomy on communication, and tips to support CYP with a tracheostomy.
As healthcare and technology has improved, we are seeing more children and young people in the community with the need for technology such as a tracheostomy requiring therapy and support. This session looks at the potential impact of a tracheostomy on CYP, particularly communication, interaction and access to therapy.
Ultimately the session aims to demystify the tracheostomy, and support and empower clinicians to see the child / young person before the technology (tracheostomy).
Please note - this session will not look in detail at children requiring ventilation via tracheostomy.
This presentation is primarily aimed at speech & language therapists with limited knowledge or experience of working with children / young people with a tracheostomy in community settings. However, this session may also be of interest to the wider AHP community, carers and nursing colleagues and students.
To book your space onto this free event, please click 'Attend the event'. Once you have booked on, we will then be in touch with joining instructions.
If you have any questions, please send an email to OSbarra@thechildrenstrust.org.uk.