Join Louise Edwards on Wednesday 23 September 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.