Welcome to the Military Resources Page

BACCN has a strong network of regional committees based in geographical regions throughout the UK. We no longer have a virtual Military regional committee, therefore those nurses working in the Military who are BACCN members are allocated to a geographic region based on the most convenient region for the member. This enables members to engage with their regional committee meetings, events and activities. BACCN fully support members working in the Military and the unique contribution they offer. The information on the Military pages is designed to offer resources to support the work done by critical care Military nurses.

Defence Nursing Publication

The Royal College of Nursing Defence Nursing Forum has published a short document on 'Defence Nursing'. The information contains details of how defence works, rank structures, nurse education and terminology.

Click here to view 

Bombs, Bullets & Catastrophes - Major Incidents in Critical Care. 22-23 May 14

Programme, Abstracts & Presentations

Programme, abstracts and presentations from the recent Bombs, Bullets & Catastrophes - Major Incidents in Critical Care can be found here.  

UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance

This newly formed Group brings together the BACCN, the Critical Care National Network Nurse Lead Forum (CC3N), the Intensive Care Society Nursing Section, the National Outreach Forum and the RCN Critical Care & In-Flight Nursing Forum, plus other co-opted stakeholders, in order to facilitate joint and collaborative working. Details of the Alliance will be circulated in the Regional Newsletters. 

Want to know more about the Defence Operational Nursing Competencies (DONC)?

This short briefing paper outlines the purpose and background to the UK Military Defence Operational Nursing Competencies (DONC), which you may find useful.

For further information please click here 

Trauma Critical Care Skills Workshop Recommended Reading List

If you are attending one of our Trauma Critical Care Skills Workshop, we have included a list of key articles which you may find useful.

For further information please click here 

Test Your Knowledge - R2LM Ventilator Quiz: Compac 200

Have you ever used the Compac 200 ventilator? This test your knowledge will help you learn about the Compac 200 ventilator. It does not replace formal training, however you may want to use this as a reminder before an exercise or to confirm your knowledge after training.

Once you have completed the quiz, complete the reflective practice document and this can be used as supporting evidence for your Defence Operational Nursing Competency (DONC) portfolio.

Further test your knowledge quizzes relating to military critical care nursing will be published shortly. 

Compac 200 Ventilator Quiz

Answers to the Compac 200 Quiz 


Test your knowledge - Trauma Quiz

As part of the Trauma Critical Care Skills Workshop, the Faculty have developed a short quiz on Trauma. You can either undertake the quiz before or after attending the workshop to test your knowledge. Which ever method you use complete the reflective practice guide and use it as evidence for your DONC Portfolio.

Trauma Quiz

Trauma Quiz Answers 

Military Nurses Raise Money for Charity

Since Feb 13, Military Nurses have been raising money for Charities. These have included:

  • Nurses Memorial at the National Arborteum (New Cavendish Club)
  • Combat Stress
  • Hounds for Heroes
  • St Dunstan's
  • The Fusilier's Aid Society
  • The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)

Thank you to everyone who has contributed.


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