BACCN Journal Club

We are very excited to announce the debut of a new feature as part of our online activity; the BACCN Virtual Journal Club.  We will select either a clinical or non-clinical research article that provides questions and discussion points to stimulate a discussion where we can evaluate new research and its applicability t‚Äčo critical care nursing practice. 

A Journal Club is an educational meeting in which a group of individuals discuss current articles providing a forum for collective effort to keep up with the literature.  There are many advantages in participating in a journal club, including keeping abreast of new knowledge, promoting awareness of current nursing research findings, learning to critique research, becoming familiar with the best current clinical research, and encouraging research utilization.

With this in mind and building on the success of our Twitter Chat venture over the last 2 years, we would like to invite you to join in and take part in the BACCN Virtual Journal Club which will take place the last week of every other month (starting in January). 

Please find provisional dates for the Journal Club below which will take place 20:00 - 21:00

  • 28th of January

  • 31st of March

  • 26th of May

  • 28th of July

  • 29th of September

  • 24th of November

*Dates are subject to change

Each month in preparation for the journal club we'll post the reference to the research article that will be under discussion with a review template to enable you to make some notes in preparation of the journal club if you chose. It would be beneficial if you read the article in advance of the discussion; however, it is not mandatory. The reference and the link to the virtual platform will be available on the BACCN Website (and across our various social media platforms) two weeks prior to the scheduled Journal Club date. 

Each session will last 60 min in total. A facilitator will spend the first 30 minutes summarizing the key points from the research article. The facilitators will be experienced members of the National Board; however, other members interested in facilitating will be offered the opportunity to do so.

The second half of the session will be a facilitated discussion where everybody is encouraged to consider the feasibility, appropriateness, the meaningfulness and effectiveness (FAME) of the research findings to their own area of clinical practice. If possible, we will invite the authors of the research article or an expert in the field to help facilitate discussion. The emphasis of the facilitated discussion will be drawing on your own personal experiences exploring how research evidence may shape the art and science of critical care nursing.

BACCN Journal Club - 28th July 2020 20:00 - 21:00

For the 4th installation of our virtual journal club Ana Mendonca (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care Outreach) will be presenting: "Factors influencing oral care in intubated intensive care patients" by Tanguay A, LeMay S, Reeves I, Gosselin É, St-Cyr-Tribble D. Factors influencing oral care in intubated intensive care patients. Nurs Crit Care. 2020;25: 53–60., a subject that's caused many a discussion over the last couple of months especially as this is seen as an aerosol-generating procedure within ICU.

Factors influencing oral care in intubated intensive care patients

Background The practice of oral care in intensive care settings remains inconsistent among intubated patients, yet these patients are at high risk of developing ventilator‚Äźassociated pneumonia. Ther...

Please find the link to join in:

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: BACCN Journal Club - July 2020. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: BACCN Journal Club - July 2020. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Looking forward to this and another great discussion.

Karin & Louise (BACCN, Journal Club Facilitators) 

Join us and let's keep the conversation going...

Full participation in the Journal Club will be eligible for 1 hour of direct learning for revalidation purposes (each participant will receive a certificate of attendance)  We would also post a recording of the Journal Club on the BACCN members’ website.

Guidance for producing a session for Virtual Journal Club

If you any questions and or need help with the online platform being used please email: (BACCN Journal Club Facilitator) 

Past Jounal Clubs

January Journal Club  - What influences the nurses' decision to mobilise the critically ill patient?

March Journal Club - Sustainability in critical care practice: a grounded theory study

May Journal Club - Stress management interventions for intensive and critical care nurses: a systematic review