Humanising Critical Care

Humanising Critical Care

Humanising Critical Care

We are exceptionally honoured and privileged to this year welcome 3 internationally renowned Critical Care Rehabilitation Practitioners with Peter Nydahl & Dr Dale Needham being two of our keynote speakers, alongside our very own Kate Tantam (the #rehablegend herself) who with Peter will be facilitating our Humanising Critical Care conference stream across the 2 days.

Kate and Peter have assembled a fantastic group of practitioners from across the spectrum of rehabilitation within Critical Care, discussing subjects that will include nurse led rehab, humanising critical care, the MDT approach and how to become a rehab legend in your own unit.

Check out our speaker bios & abstracts below...more to follow!

Have you made an amazing ICU REHAB VIDEO?

As part of our Humanising Critical Care stream, we're encouraging all health care professionals, involved in critical care rehabilitation of paediatric and adult patients, to submit one or more ICU rehab videos to us. The best 5 videos will be presented during this year's conference.


  • To enter you must be a registered delegate of the BACCN Virtual Conference 2021 - to register click here
  • Maximum video duration: 3 minutes
  • File type: mp4
  • Any videos, including violence, sexual, racist, gender specific, or other indignities will be excluded

All entries must be sent to by the 15th July 2021.

On your entry email you must list all involved authors of this video including names and affiliations

Written consent must be provided by all persons who can be seen/heard on images/videos/recordings. Please download our consent form HERE and submit all forms with your video.

Please ensure you clearly explain that by giving consent, all persons agree to be seen on the conference platform, shared on the website and associated social media pages

All submissions will be reviewed by a team of rehab experts for a) acceptance and b) originality, creativity, rehab, practicability, and teamplay. The authors of the best five videos will be invited to present their videos during the virtual conference. The best video will be selected by a vote of the audience. All other videos will be uploaded on a website for free public access.

Kate Tantam
Specialist Sister in Critical Care, University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust

I am Specialist Sister in Critical Care at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.  I qualified as a nurse in 2003 after training at Kings College University, and moved to the Southwest to raise a family after working in both Hepatobillary and Vascular surgical wards post qualification and then in the Liver, Neuro and General ICU at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

I am part of the teaching team at Plymouth University running four academic modules in both Clinical Research and Critical Care and I am also part of the Critical Care Rehabilitation team.

My role in the ICU Rehabilitation team is to support patients, loved ones and staff pre and post ICU discharge.  My big passions are delirium prevention, the humanisation of Critical Care and improving patient and supporter experience of critical illness.  I do this with an amazing multi-disciplinary team of students and colleagues using quality improvement, clinical audit and clinical research. I am an aspiring nurse researcher in rehabilitation after critical illness and I am the founder of the #Rehablegend campaign.

#Rehablegend – anyone who has done anything to enhance/supports/facilitate rehabilitation.  This campaign is to recognise and celebrate the little things that happen every day to support recovery.

@Hovistherapydog is my trusty sidekick and we are often seen roaming round UHPNHST supporting recovery.

Follow on Twitter: @TantamKate