Central South's next Study Day
Central South's next study is taking place on Friday 23rd June 2017
Visit our events page for more information..
Mark Wilson - Central South Chair: Report on attending and winning the Regional Committee of the Year Award
Central South Committee BACCN Conference report 2016
The conference in Glasgow last year was fantastic in every way. The location and venue were stunning and the welcome was friendly and warm. Conference is an opportunity for critical care nurses to reconnect with friends and colleagues and share our collective expertise.
As a committee, Central South had a strong presence with six members attending, two of which were presenting. read more..
To view a storify version of Central South's most recent study day - "End of Life Care", November 2016. Please click here..
I recently had the honour of being awarded the regional committee member of the year at the National BACCN conference in Glasgow. I was extremely touched and grateful, however I truly feel that I am just one individual within a fantastic team. read more..
BACCN Central South November 2016 Study Day Summary
On Saturday 19th November the Central South region BACCN committee held another fantastic study day exploring the challenges of end of life care and organ donation in critical care. We had 30 attendees from as far away as Derby who came to Wexham Park Hospital for the day.
The speakers shared their expertise and passion for this fascinating and challenging area of critical care. All the sessions were very well evaluated and such a difficult subject area was delivered in an informative, engaging and fun way. The communication workshops on breaking bad news and approaching families about organ donation were excellent and prompted lots of discussion and sharing of experience. We would like to thank the two specialist nurses in organ donation, Leigh Ferris and Shibu Chacko, as well as Sheila Hill from the Royal Berkshire Hospital Bereavement team for inspiring us and for sharing their expertise.
There were many chances for networking and we were very pleased to see so many Central South regional members attend particularly from the Watford and Stevenage hospitals. We hope to form stronger links with them and run a study day in Hertfordshire next year. The day was finished off with a raffle which raised £45 for the Marie Curie Charity with two places being given away for our Simulation Study Day in June/July next year at Oxford Brookes.
Finally, I would like to thank all the Central South committee members for all their hard work behind the scenes which goes towards putting on such a fantastic study day and a special mention goes to Amy Pulleyn who led the event and organised the speakers, venue, food and was chief trouble shooter on the day. The Central South Committee are already planning for our next exciting Simulation event at Oxford Brookes University in the summer 2017.
Watch this space for more information in the coming months.
Chair BACCN Central South Committee
Should patients be admitted to ITU for EOLC management/care?
Do you believe DNAR discussions should all be initiated with a Doctor or should nurses have a say too?
Take part in this months poll...
In the run up to our next study event on the 19th November we'd like to know:
Are you pro or against an Opt out option of Organ Donation?
Complete this simple poll by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZMRFLHT and thanks for taking part!
Join us for our next study event...
Our next study event will be taking place on 19th November 2016 entitled The Gift of Life - End of Life and Donation in Critical Care - further information will be available soon!
In the run up to the study event we would like to ask you
How confident do you feel with breaking bad news to a patient’s loved one?
Please CLICK HERE to leave your response!
Thank you for taking part and we hope you'll be able to join us on the 19th November!
Missed our 9th June 'Chronic Conundrums in Critical Care' simulation study day?
Read all about it BY CLICKING HERE
Thank you to every that attended our 2016 AGM which took place on 9th June 2016 during our Chronic Conundrums in Critical Care study event.
The minutes and finance report can be viewed by clicking on the links below
'Solving The Enigma of the Heart' Study Event
First of all apologies for taking so long in getting this out to you - all I can say is that work has been very hectic since I've returned from our BACCN 'Enigma of the Heart' event in Northampton.
But as promised, below you will find the slides of Dr John Livesey's presentation and the cardiac assessment workshop, many thanks to Dr Louise Stayt of Oxford Brookes Uni, Central South’s Secretary, for helping us out at short notice by sharing her work with us on the day!!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CARDIOVASCULAR ASSESSMENT SLIDES
I've also added the link to Edwards Lifesiences website for the information / learning from Dr Tim Collins's cardiac output session - http://www.edwards.com/education/ecce.
Hopefully you enjoyed the day and we are looking forward to perhaps seeing you again at future events and/or in Glasgow for the 2016 Annual BACCN Conference - early bird registration has just opened - so have a look: http://www.baccnconference.org.uk/
If you have any ideas for future events please get in touch.
BACCN National Board Regional Advisor & Central South Committee Member
Central South Committee Awarded 'Region of the Year 2015'
The BACCN Central South Committee was delighted to win the 'BACCN Regional Committee of the Year Award' at the BACCN International Conference in London, September 2015. We would like to sincerely thank members of the National Board who not only voted for us but have supported us over the last year. All of the committee members remain inspired and dedicated and are busy thinking of ways in which we can do even better!
Our key aims for the coming year are twofold:
We wish to actively engage link members from across the region. If you are interested in becoming a link member then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As of April 2015 a new committee has been formed! It is easy to find out what is going on in the BACCN in this area by taking a look at our pages. You will find information on future study events, who's who on the committee and how you can get involved with the BACCN in the Central South region by becoming a link member or joining the committee. We are always keen to get new members and would like to have a link in every unit in the region.
If you would like to know more or want to get involved in any way, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!
The minutes of our April 2015 AGM are available by CLICKING HERE
Link Members Needed!!
The aim of our link nurses: To develop an effective method of communication between members across the Central South region and the Committee.
The role remains fluid as the needs of the region change. Link members will receive regular communication and updates, contributing to the establishment of an effective communication system across the region.
If you are interested in becoming a Link Member for your hospital/unit or would just like to receive further information please contact Vicky Quinn via email@example.com