Espresso Virtual Education

Future sessions:

We are excited to announce a number of new Espresso Virtual Education Sessions. These sessions consist of 15 minute espresso teaching sessions (with CPD) led by Critical Care Nurses, for Critical Care Nurses. 

Simulation top tips –Post COVID 19       

Date: Wednesday 5th August

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

As we adapt our personal and professional lives so must we adapt our simulation activity.

This espresso teaching session will cover the top tips for clinical insitu simulation.

The session will be hosted by Colette Laws-Chapman, Deputy Director of Simulation at Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust & Executive Member of @ASPiHUK & of Course a member of the BACCN.

Due to unforseen circumstances this Session has been postponed. 


Peer Learning- what it is? – How can it be done effectively in virtual settings?                          

Date: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Time: 10:00 - 12:00pm

Peer learning is a well-recognised ‘learning cells’ approach to facilitate deeper learning from and with each other in mutually supportive ways. It involves sharing of knowledge and experience and encouraging reflective practice. Join us to find out more about this method of co-learning and how it can be used to improve practice and support your professional development.

Shaama Saggar-Malik – OD Consultant and Coach, and NHS Leadership Academy Faculty Associate

Register HERE

A recording of these sessions will be accessible via this website and in the BACCN members-only Learn Zone area where there are further resources for critical care nurses.


Espresso Past Sessions

22nd July 2020 Preparing your virtual Presentation

This session was hosted by board members Colette Laws-chapman and Karin Gerber with guest speaker Hayleigh Haggerty.


23 April 2020- Circle of Life from PICU to AICU: Care of the adult ICU patient for PICU nurses

With an ever-increasing demand on adult critical care services across the country, some paediatric critical care teams have started to admit critically ill adult patients into paediatric critical care units.  With this in mind, we wanted to support our paediatric critical care nurses by providing an update in the nursing management of the critically ill adult patient.  The session aims were to provide a brief overview alongside the opportunity to ask any questions of our adult critical care nurses. 

We would like to thank PICS and ESPIC alongside Dr Lyvonne Tume for this opportunity to share our practice to help PICU nurses who have stepped up and have taken on the challenge in managing adult critically ill patients in this unprecedented time. We hope you find these resources and references useful.

Please find a recording of our webinar, the associated resources and references and a FAQ

From PICU to AICU.mp4

Resources and references

Frequently Asked Questions

2 April 2020 - Chest X-rays
Dr Mark Tehan Consultant Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital. 
This is an online session for critical care nurses covering ARDS and tube placements. 

Please find a recording of the webinar HERE


11 March 2020  ICU Delirium – the nightmare that never stops
By Kate Tantum, Clinical Educator Derriford Hospital, Chair, South West Regional Committee #rehablegend @tantumkate, #baccnespresso #WDD2020. 


21 March 2020 - Preparing to Prone – Prone position in ARDS
For beginners session by Ian Naldrett, LP Royal Brompton Hospital / Univeristy of West London

Please find a recording HERE


26 May 2020 - Working to be well: Wellbeing & COVID-19 
Presented by Sarah Milligan, Lead for Learning Environment Wellbeing & Sister Claire Kauppila, Critical Care Outreach, Frimley Health Foundation Trust. 

Please find a recording HERE