Twitter Chats

BACCN Twitter Chat: BACCN Twitter chat sessions started back in 2018/2019 and what a journey it has been. Twitter (or X as it is now known) was the first virtual platform BACCN utilised to get conversations started around topics important to us as Critical Care Nurses and has really helped us engage with our members and other like-minded practitioners.  As part of a wider review of how we are delivering educational resources going forward, we will be pausing our regular Twitter chat sessions for a while as we re-assess and give you the opportunity to say what works best for you. Keep an eye out for our survey and we would really appreciate your input into this. 


Join the Conversation!

Members of the BACCN National Board will be hosting regular Twitter Chats and encourage you to join them at @BACCNUK.

Dates are listed below and remember to use the relevent # to follow the conversation. 

New to Twitter? CLICK HERE to download our step by step guide on how to get involved and join in the conversation.

Following some feedback our regular twitter are now on a rolling schedule which means the chat will take place on a different day of the week every month to enable more of you to take part, although each chat will still start at 7pm for 1 hour.  Looking forward to continue our debates around some very interesting topics.

#letskeeptheconversationgoing by @karin_gerber on behalf of @BACCNUK 

All chats will take place 19:00 - 20:00

Twitter News

Building on the theme of our 2022 inaugural joint BACCN & IACCN Conference "Breaking down barriers" the BACCN, IACCN and Nursing in Critical Care Journal will once again be collaborating in facilitating the 2023 monthly Twitter chats.  There will be a range of topics related to Critical Care Nursing with each session facilitated by members of either BACCN, IACCN National Board, as well as NICC Editorial Board/Social Media Team. 

Next Twitter Chat

18 December 2023, 7 pm


As with many nursing specialities, Critical Care nurses feel under threat since COVID-19. New staffing models are creeping in which could potentially be seen to dilute the skill mix and encourage more task-orientated care rather than the one-to-one holistic care.  The nursing associate role was developed as a clinical support role that bridges the gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses. Created to deliver hands-on, person-centred care as part of nursing teams. The Nursing Associate role works in a variety of settings in health and social care and with people of all ages (NHSE, 2023). Many RNA's go on to become registered nurses by using their training to contribute towards a shortened nursing degree or a Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA). CC3N recently published "Best Practice Guidelines for Registered Nursing Associates in Adult Critical Care Units" endorsed by the UKCCNA.  For our last Twitter (x) chat of 2023, we would like to talk #BACCNRNA. What is your view and or experience?



Upcoming Twitter Chats


18.12.2023 BACCN RNA's in critical care

If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion please contact        

Past Twitter Chats 


28.11.2023 Call for Concern: Patient and Relative activated Critical Care Outreach service  #BACCNC4C

11.10.2023 &

BACCN Conference
30.07.2023 #inclusivity
29.06.2023 #baccnstaffretention
25.05.2023 #icumusictherapy


Role of Professional Nurse Advocates in CC
29.03.2023 Peer review in ICU
23.02.2023 Staffing in the ICU
27.01.2023 Breaking down barriers into 2023
26.05.2022 Nurse / Patient Ratio
29.06.2022 Role of the clinical educator in ICU
26.07.2022 Simulation training in the ICU
26.09.2022 Level 1/2 enhanced areas outside the critical care footprint are they a benefit and what is their role in the future
26.09.2022 Level 1/2 enhanced areas outside the critical care footprint are they a benefit and what is their role in the future
18.04.2022 How do you celebrate national holidays such as Easter in ICU?

Support roles in ICU 

14.06.21 #baccngreen
10.03.21 #baccnleadership - Nursing Leadership breaking down barriers within Critical Care Nursing 
06.02.21 #baccnahp - AHP input into Critical Care
08.01.21 #baccndiversity - Diversity (BAME) within Critical Care Nursing 
10.12.20 #baccnrehab - Nurse Led Rehabilitation
17.11.20 #baccnrecruit - Recruitment and Retention with Critical Care Nursing 
01.10.20 #baccnassociate - Nursing Associates within Critical Care - your thoughts?
07.09.20 #BACCNConf2020 - 7th of September (Monday)
16.07.20 HELP: I'm presenting at conference, what now?- 16th of July (Friday) 7-8 pm #presentation
07.10.19  Incivility in hospital environment - 7th of October (Monday)   #rudenessatwork 
05.11.19 Compliance with EWS - 5th of November (Tuesday) #ews
11.12.19 Pet therapy: pro / con - 11th of December (Wednesday) #pets
16.01.20 Enhanced levels of care: how does this impact ICU - 16th of January (Thursday) #enhanced
21.02.20 Pediatric patient in adult ICU - 21st of Feb (Friday) #paeds
23.03.20 Staff moves across the organisation - 23rd of March (Monday) #staffmove
28.04.20 How do we keep our patients and their loved ones in touch with each other in these unprecedented times? - 28th of April (Tuesday) #baccnkeepintouch

Stress management interventions for intensive and critial care nurses: A systematic review - 26 May (Tuesday) #baccnmind

11.06.20 All things non-invasive ventilation related in particular with regards to the increasing use of CPAP during COVID-19 #baccnniv

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Why we should engage with Social Media as Professionals

For more information on why we should engage with Social Media please see below link and video below.

Let's keep the conversation going.

@karin_gerber on behalf of @BACCNUK