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|Title:||Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Care: How Collaboratives Drive Quality Improvement.|
|Authors:||Bedwell, Joshua R;Pandian, Vinciya;Roberson, David W;McGrath, Brendan A;Cameron, Tanis S;Brenner, Michael J|
|Affiliation:||Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 650, Houston, TX 77030, USA|
Global Tracheostomy Collaborative, 165 Russett Road, West Roxbury, MA 03122, USA
Acute Intensive Care Unit, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT, UK
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, 525 North Wolfe Street, Room 442, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1500 East Medical Center Drive SPC 5312, 1904 Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5312, USA
|Citation:||Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2018; online first: 5 October|
|Abstract:||There have been reports of successful quality-improvement initiatives surrounding tracheostomy care for more than a decade, but widespread adoption of best practices has not been universal. Five key drivers have been found to improve the quality of care for tracheostomy patients: multidisciplinary synchronous ward rounds, standardization of care protocols, appropriate interdisciplinary education and staff allocation, patient and family involvement, and use of data to drive improvement. The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative is a quality-improvement collaborative dedicated to improving the care of tracheostomy patients worldwide through communication, dissemination, and implementation of proven strategies based on these 5 key drivers.|
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