BACCN Twitter Chat #BACCNConf2017

Posted by Administrator on September 11, 2017

BACCN September Twitter Chat #BACCNConf2017

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Thank you to all those that've tweeted about #BACCNConf2017. It's fantastic to see so many of you embracing social media to engage, discuss and share your experiences with each other!!  Please find my storify version of all things #BACCNConf2017 related. Remember you can use this as part of your NMC revalidation!!


View the Storify using this link - storify

BACCN Twitter Chat will return on the 2nd of October between 7-8pm when we'll be discussing: Recognise and Respond #RandR - more information to follow soon. 

@karin_gerber on behalf of @BACCNUK 


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NICE Update - August 2017

Posted by Administrator on August 11, 2017

NICE have published a Medtech innovation briefing [MIB117] in Aug 2017

Biopatch is a hydrophilic foam dressing impregnated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), and is used for covering central venous or arterial catheter sites.

Further information can be obtained at



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NICE Adoption support for SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters

NICE published in June 2017 the case for adopting SecurAcath for securing peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) as it was supported by the evidence. SecurAcath is easy to insert, well tolerated, associated with a low incidence of catheter-related complications and does not usually need removing while the catheter is in place. SecurAcath should be considered for any PICC with an anticipated medium- to long-term dwell time (15 days or more). There are many benefits including:

  • reducing catheter dislodgement and migration rates
  • reducing other catheter complications such as:

              - deep vein thromboses, because better securement prevents ‘pistoning’ of the                               catheter       
             - site infection, because SecurAcath allows for 360° cleaning of the site

  • releasing clinician and possible clinic time by reducing the need to replace migrated venous catheters
  • reducing equipment costs associated with replacing migrated and dislodged venous catheters
  • reducing patient anxiety associated with risk of catheter dislodgement
  • improving patient experience by minimising skin damage, particularly during dressing changes
  • reducing staff anxiety associated with risk of venous catheter dislodgement during dressing changes.

For further information please go to and

BACCN National Board 


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Final Delphi Consensus Results

Posted by Administrator on August 10, 2017

Core set of long-term outcome measures for studies of ICU survivors

The BACCN  participated in an Delphi consensus process to create a core set of long-term outcome measures for studies of ICU survivors (panel member: Catherine Plowright).

This consensus work is now published... View the work here


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BACCN Twitter Chat - July and August 2017

Posted by Administrator on July 31, 2017

BACCN Twitter Chat

"The BACCN Twitter chat team would like to thank all those that have taken part in our various twitter discussion over the last 10 months or so. Following the July #baccnfamily chat in July I come to the realisation that the majority of people is likely heading off for summer holiday's and a well deserved rest. With this in mind I'm postponing our planned "Recognise and Respond" #R&R chat till after conference, and will take this up again in October.

Saying that we're not completely "off line" and we would like you all to join our special #BACCNConf2017 Twitter chat taking place on the 1st of September where we'll discuss the upcoming conference and what you can look forward to if you're joining us in London or joining conference as a virtual delegate. Either way we would like to hear what you're expectations are of our 32nd Annual Conference.

Remember there are still time to book your place at conference - visit our website: for the full programme and how to book your place.

Chat soon

National Board


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