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​o 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.

March Journal Club Information

Update on the March Journal club posted 29th March

On Tuesday night (31st of March) in only our second virtual journal club session we were going to discuss a paper done by Baid et al (2019) "Sustainability in critical care practice: a grounded theory study" but in recognition of our current situation we've decided to change this session into a webinar where we'll be discussing something many Critical Care nurses in particular but also those members of staff that have stepped into the breach to help us manage the significant surge we're dealing with within Critical Care services are stuggling to come to terms with. 

Sustaining high-quality, critical care practice is challenging because of current limits to financial, environmental, and social resources. The National Health Service in England intends to be more sustainable, although there is minimal research into what sustainability means to people working in critical care, and a theoretical framework is lacking that explains the social processes influencing sustainability in critical care" - Baid et al (2019). When selecting this article never thought it would really be so topical at the time!

Many Critical Care nurses are feeling anxious & saddened as we are slowly coming to terms with the realisation that we won't be able to deliver the patient & family-centred high-quality nursing care that we take pride in every day and certainly believe our patients deserve every day during this crises.  In most cases, we'll be going back to delivering task orientated care instead to ensure patients are being kept as safe as possible.  Many other professionals that are stepping into a critical care nursing environment either for the first time and or returning to the bedside in this crises are also extremely anxious and worried that they'll be working outside of their usual comfort zone. 

With this in mind we'll be changing our journal club session into a "webinar" where we'll be talking to Heather Baid (author of your journal club article), various members of the National Board and hopefully Sarah Milligan who joined us in our wellbeing session to talk about how we feel and how we can support each other in this difficult time we are all facing.

Join us on the 31st of March 8-9pm using the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/399064419

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Article Information:  Sustainability in critical care practice: A grounded theory study

Heather Baid PhD, MSc, BSN, RN, SFHEA

Janet Richardson PhD, PGCE, RN

Julie Scholes DPhil, MSc, RN

Clair Hebron PhD, MSc, PGCert, BSc(Hons), MCSP, FHEA

The first date published: 12 December 2019

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nicc.12493​

In preparation for the journal club you could use the following questions to guide your review of the article prior to joining us:

  • What was the overall purpose of the study?​
  • What methods were used?
  • Identify the main results?
  • Identify some of the strengths and weaknesses, what could've been done to improve the study? Did the authors achieve what they set out to achieve?
  • Identify the implications of the results found and whether you think they may or may not influence your practice beneficially or adversely?
  • What further research might be carried out in the future? 
  • Consider the feasibility, appropriateness, the meaningfulness and effectiveness (FAME) of the research findings to their own area of clinical practice.

The Journal Club will take place on Zoom which can be accessed via your desktop or App. The link for the March Journal Club is https://zoom.us/j/399064419

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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.

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

January Journal Club Information

Article Information: What influences the nurses' decision to mobilise the critically ill patient?

Tara Chaplin RN BSc PgDip MSc 

John McLuskey RN BSc MPH PGCHE

First published: 18 July 2019

https://doi.org/10.1111/nicc.12464

In preparation for the journal club you could use the following questions to guide your review of the article prior to joining us:

  • What was the overall purpose of the study?​

  • What methods were used?

  • Identify the main results?

  • Identify some of the strengths and weaknesses, what could've been done to improve the study? Did the authors achieve what they set out to achieve?

  • Identify the implications of the results found and whether you think they may or may not influence your practice beneficially or adversely?

  • What further research might be carried out in the future? 

  • Consider the feasibility, appropriateness, the meaningfulness and effectiveness (FAME) of the research findings to their own area of clinical practice.

The Journal club will take place on Zoom which can be accessed via your desk top or App. The link for the January Journal Club is https://zoom.us/j/748501168

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.

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