International Tracheostomy Symposium, Short Course | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, United States
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International Tracheostomy Symposium

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The International Tracheostomy Symposium course offered by Johns Hopkins University will explain the elements of a multidisciplinary approach to tracheostomy care and how it relates to related goal of institution-wide change.


What you will study

Multiple disciplines in healthcare participate in the care of patients with difficult airway anatomy or tracheostomies including surgeons, intensivists, emergency medicine, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists and administrators. There is growing international concern over the quality of tracheostomy related care and as new technology, techniques and management strategies emerge there is often a lag in dissemination with a resulting deficit in knowledge. Reviews of tracheotomy-related adverse events both in the United States and internationally show that preventable fatal events occur despite availability of proven effective interventions. Patients with a tracheostomy are a diverse and medically complex group at risk for significant complications. In spite of this, these patients are often cared for in the wards where staff have little, if any, of the specialist skills required for managing this high-risk group. Additionally, while these patients are cared for by physicians and allied healthcare providers from multiple medical specialties, there is a lack of standardization of tracheostomy placement and management practices among providers, departments, and institutions. The International Tracheostomy Symposium course offered by Johns Hopkins University will discuss these issues.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Describe methods to improve patient/family engagement and staff education/training in tracheostomy care
  • Explain the benefits of standardized tracheostomy care protocols.
  • Name one quality improvement strategy that has been demonstrated to improve outcomes or patient satisfaction, or decrease length of stay, readmission or adverse events.
  • Name one tracheostomy-related outcome that has been shown to improve after the implementation of a multidisciplinary tracheostomy care team.
  • Identify opportunities and targets in his/her own institution for improvements in tracheostomy care.
  • Describe how a quality improvement collaborative may disseminate strategies for improving patient care.
  • Apply concepts from change theory in critically examining and improving tracheostomy care protocols in one’s own institution.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Specialties - Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Hospitalist, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nutrition, Otolaryngology, Pulmonology

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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