The task of making sure all emergency service staff are aware of our needs in an emergency situation is an ongoing one.
Next year NALC will launch a campaign to improve on the current situation. The campaign will highlight how to spot a neckbreather, the common emergency items we use to assist this recognition and how to manage resuscitation and delivery of gases.
NALC has been a partner of National Tracheostomy Saftey Project (NTSP) for some years. Later this month some members of our group and of the Manchester Laryngectomee Club will be working with the NTSP to produce some new educational video resources to assist with training of clinical staff.