Title:  Optimizing Rehabilitation Goals with a Tracheostomy – Focus on Function and Wellbeing

Baltimore, USA                           Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm EDT    
San Francisco, USA                    Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm PDT   
Chicago, USA                               Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm CDT
London, United Kingdom            Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 9:00 pm BST  
Sydney, Australia                       Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 8:00 am AEST   

Michael J. Brenner, MD, FACS, University of Michigan Medical School
Amy Freeman-Sanderson, PhD, BAppSc, Speech Path, University of Technology Sydney
Vinciya Pandian PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FRCSI Johns Hopkins University

Featured Speakers:

  1. Aeron Ginnelly – Clinical lead SLT Royal Free Hospital, Bsc Hons Speech Pathology and Therapy MRes in Clinical Practice
  2. Jason Nunn – Clinical Specialist Critical Care Physiotherapist, Cardiff
  3. David Garfield – Person with lived experience

All interprofessional team members, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, anesthesia/critical care specialists, other health workers, patients with tracheostomy, and family members.

Objectives :

  1. Understand the rehabilitation pathway
  2. Outline the enablers to mobilization and physical rehabilitation
  3. Recognize the role of communication in the rehabilitation process
  4. Analyze how to optimize and restore effective communication
  5. Recognize the role of rehabilitation on development of function
  6. Understand the rehabilitation journey from the lived experience

Rehabilitation is defined by The World Health Organization as ‘a set of interventions designed to optimize function’, with care often delivered by a multidisciplinary team.  Children and adults with a tracheostomy often require access to rehabilitation to increase their independence along their tracheostomy journey. Understanding the core pillars of rehabilitation and the role of various health professions increases our knowledge of rehabilitation aims, tasks and outcomes.  Optimizing rehabilitation aims to empower and increase wellbeing for people living with a tracheostomy.


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