TRAMS: Excellence in Tracheostomy Care

Austin TRAMS

The Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS) is a specialist service introduced at Austin Health in 2002. A team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and speech pathologists coordinate and direct the care of patients with a tracheostomy tube across three campuses and into the community.
Austin Health is pleased to be a lead Australasian site for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative along with the Royal Children's Hospital.  Australasian hospitals wishing to join the GTC (Click Here).        

TRAMS is pleased to announce the 4th International Tracheostomy Symposium (ITS) is now open for registration at the link below. Plan to attend this meeting in Dallas Texas Feb 2nd & 3rd 2018 on the growing field of Tracheostomy Care.  Join specialists from around the world to advance the care of tracheostomy patients and their families.

Checkout the GTC webinar series which covers a number of interesting tracheostomy related topics.  Details of upcoming webinar:

Topic: Managing Tracheostomy in the Community

           A joint presentation by Austin Health (TRAMS, VRSS) and Royal Children's Hospital

When: 28th September 2017, 0800 - 0900hrs

Click image below to see details of the existing webinar series and to register.

International Tracheostomy Symposium 2018

Interested in attending the 4th International Tracheostomy Symposium and learning more about the GTC as well as learning the latest regarding quality care in the management of tracheostomies?  Click the picture below to pre-register your interest.

Second Patient and Family Meeting - Dec 6th 2017.  Save the date!

Watch this space - more details to follow soon

The first patient and family meeting in April 2017 had a terrific turnout with a few presentations and much discussion and friendships created along the way.  Click here to see more.


TRAMS March 2017 Interprofessional Tracheostomy Workshop was a wonderful success!

We had our full quota of 65 people attending the day and had representation from Nursing, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology.  Many attended from external organisations including from New Zealand, Queensland, NSW, Tasmania, South Australia as well as Victorian rural and metropolitan health services. Click the graph below to see some feedback/evaluation from the day.

New resource - Community Tracheostomy Training Program

Click on the picture to access this resource

Colin's Story:                                                

Click on the picture to watch a short film of Colin's story after sustaining a spinal cord injury whilst working on the farm.  Colin's story provides a great example of what the community arm of TRAMS aims to facilitate when a long-term tracheostomy in necessary.                                                  

Stand on the shoulders of giants

An inspirational BLOG by Gerard Stevenson telling his story after sustaining a spinal cord injury on August 24th 2014.