Tracheostomy Resources

National Tracheostomy Safety Project– The National Tracheostomy Safety Project has collaborated with colleagues, patients and families from around the world to improve tracheostomy care.

Global Tracheostomy Collaborative– The GTC is a global partnership of physicians, nurses, therapists, caregivers and patients working together to disseminate best practices and improve outcomes around tracheostomy care.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)– The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. The AARC encourages and promotes professional excellence, advances the science and practice of respiratory care, and serves as an advocate for patients and their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist.

American College of Chest Physicians– The American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care. With more than 19,000 members representing 100+ countries around the world, our mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research.

Passy-Muir, Inc. – Invented by a patient named David Muir, the Passy Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple life-changing medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients to enable voice and numerous clinical benefits beyond communication. Education also available on website.  

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.