Oxford University Press are offering BACCN Members a 30% discount on Critical Care Nursing - Science and Practice. Click HERE for details on how to benefit from this discount, which is available until 1st February 2018. 


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Guidelines for Management of Tracheal Intubation in the Critically Ill Patient

The British Journal of Anaesthesia has just published Guidelines for management of tracheal intubation in the critically ill patient. These Guidelines provide best practice recommendations to airway management within the critically ill patient and are pertinent to all critical care and emergency nurses.

The BACCN was involved in the review process and actively endorses these Guidelines and advises that all critical care nurses read them and apply them to their practice.

The Guidelines can be downloaded at http://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(17)54060-X/pdf 

You can also access a special article on the Guidelines at Guidelines for the Management of Tracheal Intubation.pdf

Thank You

Dr. Tim Collins and Catherine Plowright

BACCN National Board Professional Advisors


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Level 1 Enhanced Care Competencies - Your Feedback Required!

Posted by Administrator on January 10, 2018



The National Outreach Forum (NOrF) and the Critical Care Network National Leads (CC3N) have gathered a wide group of key stakeholders including the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) to develop a practice focused competency framework for registered nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) who care for level 1 patients in enhanced care areas.

These will complement the existing steps 1, 2 and 3 National Competency Frameworks for Adult Critical Care Nurses: http://www.cc3n.org.uk/competency-framework/4577977310.

These multi-professional competencies have been designed to support safe, compassionate and effective care and treatment to Level 1 patients within acute provider organisations. They are intended to compliment Trusts existing educational programmes and competency based training packages, to provide an evidenced based framework to assess the performance of registered nurses and AHP's with regular exposure to the Level 1 patient.

This is your opportunity to consult and provide feedback on this draft. We are circulating the document widely for consultation amongst our members, the plan is for publication in Spring 2018. The draft Guidance is here -  Level 1 Care Competencies Final Draft v2 Dec17.pdf

Please can you provide feedback to support@baccn.org by 19th January 2018.

Thank you

Dr Tim Collins & Catherine Plowright

BACCN National Board Professional Advisors.


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An Exciting Opportunity to influence Critical Care Nursing!

Posted by Administrator on January 5, 2018

An Exciting Opportunity to influence Critical Care Nursing!

Calling all BACCN Wessex Region Members,

• Are you keen to develop professionally as a critical care nurse?
• Are you looking for career development opportunity
• Are you interested in finding out about (or influencing) the future of critical care nursing?

If yes to any of the above, we are seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic critical care nurses from the Wessex region to join a new inspiring BACCN committee. There are no specific qualifications required and you can be any grade of nurse in order to contribute to the local BACCN regional committee.

All you need to be is a BACCN member who is enthusiastic to take forward the work of the BACCN within your region. The purpose of the Regional Committee is to provide education and support for critical care nurses within the region. If you're passionate about critical care nursing and would like to be part of a team to help to further train and develop critical care nurses across the region, we would really love you to come along and join us.

If you would like any further information please contact us by email via support@baccn.org by phone 0844 800 8843.


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International Best Practice Guidelines in Critical Care

Posted by Administrator on December 12, 2017

International Best Practice Guidelines in Critical Care published by the World Federation of Critical Care Nursing (WFCCN).

View the guidelines below - 


Please note: These guidelines have not been endorsed by the BACCN and members are reminded to access UK guidelines for clarification (e.g. NICE)


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