Referrals to the team for a percutaneous tracheostomy at John Hopkins also have a set structure. When a team feel their patient requires a tracheostomy they will order a tracheostomy consult. When this happens Vinciya (the lead of the trache programme and nurse practitioner) will receive an email and a message on her phone.… Read More Referrals to the tracheostomy team @ JHH:
I have learnt so much from the speech and language pathologists at John Hopkins. I have seen their practice throughout my visit as well as spending a full day with Therese Cole email@example.com Therese is the clinical SLP specialist at John Hopkins and is heavily involved with the tracheostomy programme. Background of SLP in… Read More SLP @ John Hopkins
The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Friday 7/8/15 Overview and findings: I spent the day with Vinciya Pandian firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Vinciya Pandian is a nurse practitioner who leads both the tracheostomy programme and the Difficult Airway Response Team (DART) at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. I got to observe pretty much their whole tracheostomy programme in… Read More John Hopkins Trache Team Overview
Starts with discussing Significant Event Reviews (SERs): – Why they have occurred – What can we do in the future to change and avoid practice – Learning points – Things that are going well Standardised trache bags: For travel emergency equipment and care equipment. – There have been problems with families keeping all there emergency… Read More Multidisciplinary tracheostomy team monthly meeting BCH
What Does Your Trache Team Look Like?? Even though I’ve only just started my travels, I have already noticed the large differences in trache team members and their roles within the clinical setting. I wanted to just do a quick blog so people can think about what professions make up their MDT and what roles… Read More What Does Your MDT look Like?
Bye bye Boston 😢, HELLO BALTIMORE! I start today at John Hopkins Baltimore. A round up of Boston Children’s and an opener to John Hopkins to come shortly.
Yesterday afternoon I was lucky enough to observe the tracheostomy clinic. Here’s what I saw: Professions present:- 2 x ORL surgeons – 1 x intenservist – 1 x Speech and language therapist – 1 x respiratory therapist (RT) (also as part of C.A.P.E team) – 1 x social worker (for complex cases, family/medical/housing) – Nurse… Read More Tracheostomy Clinic BCH
I met Brian Walsh over lunch for a few hours on Monday (3/8/15)Brian.email@example.com Brian is a clinical research coordinator for the department of anesthesia at Boston Childrens. His background is as a respiratory therapist. We had time to discuss many aspects of his research, all of which was very interesting and informative. Brian is currently… Read More Research over lunch
A round up of blogs coming your way tomorrow. Research, tracheostomy clinic, tracheostomy monthly meeting and ORL M+M meeting all being prepared. As well as my final round up of my time at Boston Children’s.
What a busy and interesting day! I have had to break this one down into sections and themes. FIRST STOP RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS: I spent my morning and the end of the day with the respiratory therapists. I was shown around their ICU’s and given a crash course in what respiratory therapists do and their current… Read More BCH 3.8.15 Blog 1- Respiratory Therapists