Austin Health TRAMS
Published on March 28, 2018
Interprofessional Tracheostomy Workshop
ACARES had the privilege and the opportunity of sponsoring the Austin Health Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS) Interprofessional Tracheostomy Workshop on Friday 23rd March. Amongst only 4 other stalls, ACARES stood proud as we met some wonderful nurses, allied health and medical staff. The event was hosted by Austin Health to provide professionals insight into patient experience. In addition, it aimed to increase their knowledge, confidence and increase their awareness of an inter-professional tracheostomy team.
In attendance on the day to represent ACARES were Community Development Executive Stacey Lane, Clinical & Client Services Manager Andy Gabriel and the newest member of our team Clinical Coordinator Michelle Shkolyar. As a Registered Nurse, Michelle joins ACARES with great knowledge and background of Spinal Cord Injuries and Tracheostomy/Ventilator care. The expo was a great opportunity for Michelle to expand her knowledge and to continue her development and growth. Along with the support of ACARES new Clinical Team, Michelle will ensure clients receive the best level of care.
It was with great pleasure that we witnessed the star of the day, Colin Gray, provide insight to his own personal experience of having a tracheostomy. Colin talked about the ups and downs of his accident and the impact it has had on his life at home. Despite the challenges faced in his journey to date, Colin remained uplifting and positive throughout. As a long withstanding client of ACARES, it was a humbling moment for the team present, as Colin spoke of ACARES and the support he and his family have received in a positive light.
What is TRAMS?
TRAMS is a consultancy service started at Austin Health in 2002. The expert team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and speech pathologists have managed over 4000 patients and provided numerous national and international workshops. Austin Health is the lean Australian site for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative.
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