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London Multi-Disciplinary Tracheostomy Management Skills Courses

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Organised under auspices of the British Laryngological Association

Day 1 – Fundamentals of Tracheostomy care

Suitable for: doctors – hospital & community; Nurses – hospital & community; Physiotherapists; Speech & Language Therapists

Day 2 – Advanced Skills for Tracheostomy Care

Suitable for: doctors – hospital & community; Nurses – hospital & community; Physiotherapists; Speech & Language Therapists

Please note, we also run small group workshops in Tracheostomy Care several times a year at Northwick Park Hospital.  These one-day courses are specifically designed for carers and nurses working in the community, either in care homes or within clients’ houses (ie. not acute care in hospital).  Applications are only accepted on a group booking basis.  If you would like further information for your staff, please contact us by email on:

Course details:

download a copy of the programme

download the North West London Hospitals Trust Tracheostomy MDT W/R Proforma

Course dates:

click to book - 09, July 2019 (£100)

click to book - 09 - 10, July 2019 (£175)

click to book - 10, July 2019 (£100)

COURSE ATTENDEES – you are welcome to adapt the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust MDT Tracheostomy Proforma within your Trust, but please be kind enough to acknowledge the source (LNWH).  For other hand-outs, please contact

Course Organisers: Claire Fitzgerald, Specialist Physiotherapist &
Mr Taran Tatla, Consultant Otolaryngologist

Day 1 – MDT Fundamentals of Tracheostomy care

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Indications and performing
  • Types of tubes
  • MDT approach
  • Role of the Physio
  • Role of the SLT
  • Impact on the neurological patient
  • Case studies
  • Lunchtime practical demonstration workshops


Day 2 – MDT Advanced Skills for Tracheostomy Care

  • Tube changing methods
  • Management of long term patients
  • Tracheostomy service improvements
  • Setting up an MDT tracheostomy service
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Communication and swallowing
  • Discharge and community care
  • Weaning & decannulations
  • VAP - Oral care guidelines
  • Case Studies


Comments from most recent course (July 2017):

Day 1 - 100% rated the course excellent/good overall and 99% would recommend to colleagues

  • Excellent study day. Practical sessions very informative and back up the theory throughout the day (Nurse)
  • Enjoyed case studies and demonstrations (Nurse)
  • Workshops were fantastic.  Everyone seemed engaged and enjoyed it. (Physio)
  • Enjoyable and informative day, exceeded my expectations for Day 1 and I am looking forward to returning tomorrow to Day 2 (SLT)
  • Very well presented, really useful workshops (SLT)


Day 2 : 100% rated the course excellent/good and 100% would recommend to colleagues

  • Thanks so much, I have learnt a lot and hope to practice confidently to keep my patient safe (Nurse)
  • Very informative and motivational, will recommend to colleagues (Nurse)
  • Excellent variety of speakers and expertise (Physio)
  • Good content good use of MDT (Physio)
  • Excellent presentations. Lots of information to think about how current team in my hospital can improve following the course (SLT)
  • Excellent course with loads of information and will definitely be able to implement much of this in my practice (SLT)
  • Good speakers (Doctor)

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