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The Central South Region next study day is taking place on the 24th November 2017!

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Central South AGM Minutes

View the minutes from our July AGM below

July 2017 AGM Minutes 


BACCN Central South Simulation Study Day 2017: Study day report

On a sunny June day over forty critical care nurses from around the country congregated at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, for a simulation study day entitled "One hour to save your life..." The delegates engaged in four complex simulations related to emergencies in critical and acute care settings. We discussed a range of topics including emergency tracheostomy protocols, the new sepsis definition and guidelines, hyperkalaemic arrest algorithms and acute management of raised intracranial pressure. The strength of the simulations were not only the excellent facilitators and skill technician support but also the engagement and level of enthusiasm from all of the delegates. The varied experiences and expertise of the individual delegates and facilitators offered great opportunities for shared learning.

The day was consistently evaluated as being excellent by all delegates in attendance. Delegates commented on the enthusiasm and level of knowledge of the facilitators, there were many requests for more simulation study events, and compliments about the simulation facilities and technical support. The street food buffet and lovely snacks on offer were also well received. All in all a good day was had by all!

The Central South Committee would like to thank all those who attended the day as without critical care nurses' commitment to developing critical care practice, these days would not be a success. In addition, a special thanks to the team at Oxford Brookes for their partnership and collaboration in delivering this wonderful simulation study event.

A heads up for future Central South study events:

By popular demand- November 2017 Renal Study Day
By even bigger demand- June 2018 Simulation day: Major Incidents
.....You heard it here first

Thank you
Louise (Secretary to Central South Committee)


Central South next AGM 

Central South's next AGM has been rescheduled to the 31st July 2017. 

If you have comments that you would like to be addressed, please contact Mark Wilson.  

To view a storify version of Central South's  study day in November 2016 - "End of Life Care", Please click HERE.....

Conference feedback from Louise Stayt: Regional Committee Member of the Year - 2016

I recently had the honour of being awarded the regional committee member of the year at the National BACCN conference in Glasgow. I was extremely touched and grateful, however I truly feel that I am just one individual within a fantastic team. read more..

 BACCN Central South November 2016 Study Day Summary

The Gift of Life - End of Life and Organ Donation in Critical Care

On Saturday 19th November the Central South region BACCN committee held another fantastic study day exploring the challenges of end of life care and organ donation in critical care. We had 30 attendees from as far away as Derby who came to Wexham Park Hospital for the day.

The speakers shared their expertise and passion for this fascinating and challenging area of critical care. All the sessions were very well evaluated and such a difficult subject area was delivered in an informative, engaging and fun way. The communication workshops on breaking bad news and approaching families about organ donation were excellent and prompted lots of discussion and sharing of experience. We would like to thank the two specialist nurses in organ donation, Leigh Ferris and Shibu Chacko, as well as Sheila Hill from the Royal Berkshire Hospital Bereavement team for inspiring us and for sharing their expertise.

There were many chances for networking and we were very pleased to see so many Central South regional members attend particularly from the Watford and Stevenage hospitals. We hope to form stronger links with them and run a study day in Hertfordshire next year. The day was finished off with a raffle which raised £45 for the Marie Curie Charity with two places being given away for our Simulation Study Day in June/July next year at Oxford Brookes.

Finally, I would like to thank all the Central South committee members for all their hard work behind the scenes which goes towards putting on such a fantastic study day and a special mention goes to Amy Pulleyn who led the event and organised the speakers, venue, food and was chief trouble shooter on the day. The Central South Committee are already planning for our next exciting Simulation event at Oxford Brookes University in the summer 2017.

Watch this space for more information in the coming months.

Mark Wilson
Chair BACCN Central South Committee


Missed our 9th June 2016 'Chronic Conundrums in Critical Care' simulation study day?

Read all about it BY CLICKING HERE

2016 AGM

Thank you to every that attended our 2016 AGM which took place on 9th June 2016 during our Chronic Conundrums in Critical Care study event.

The minutes and finance report can be viewed by clicking on the links below

AGM Minutes

Financial Report

'Solving The Enigma of the Heart' Study Event 

Dear Delegates
First of all apologies for taking so long in getting this out to you - all I can say is that work has been very hectic since I've returned from our BACCN 'Enigma of the Heart' event in Northampton.  
But as promised, below you will find the slides of Dr John Livesey's presentation and the cardiac assessment workshop, many thanks to Dr Louise Stayt of Oxford Brookes Uni, Central South’s Secretary, for helping us out at short notice by sharing her work with us on the day!! 


I've also added the link to Edwards Lifesiences website for the information / learning from Dr Tim Collins's cardiac output session - http://www.edwards.com/education/ecce. 
Hopefully you enjoyed the day and we are looking forward to perhaps seeing you again at future events and/or in Glasgow for the 2016 Annual BACCN Conference - early bird registration has just opened - so have a look:  http://www.baccnconference.org.uk/

If you have any ideas for future events please get in touch.  
Kind regards
Karin Gerber
BACCN National Board Regional Advisor & Central South Committee Member  

 Central South Committee Awarded 'Region of the Year 2015'

The BACCN Central South Committee was delighted to win the 'BACCN Regional Committee of the Year Award' at the BACCN International Conference in London, September 2015. We would like to sincerely thank members of the National Board who not only voted for us but have supported us over the last year. All of the committee members remain inspired and dedicated and are busy thinking of ways in which we can do even better! 

Our key aims for the coming year are twofold: 

We wish to actively engage link members from across the region. If you are interested in becoming a link member then please email centralsouthstudydays@gmail.com 

April 2015

As of April 2015 a new committee has been formed! It is easy to find out what is going on in the BACCN in this area by taking a look at our pages. You will find information on future study events, who's who on the committee and how you can get involved with the BACCN in the Central South region by becoming a link member or joining the committee. We are always keen to get new members and would like to have a link in every unit in the region.

If you would like to know more or want to get involved in any way, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

The minutes of our April 2015 AGM are available by CLICKING HERE

Mark Wilson

Link Members Needed!!

The aim of our link nurses: To develop an effective method of communication between members  across the Central South region and the Committee.

Key Roles:

  • Establish a communication point in your local critical care area
  • Hold and distribute membership application forms and information as required
  • Receive and distribute information on BACCN activities including regional and national study events
  • Identify the needs of local members and communicate this to the committee

The role remains fluid as the needs of the region change. Link members will receive regular communication and updates, contributing to the establishment of an effective communication system across the region.

If you are interested in becoming a Link Member for your hospital/unit or would just like to receive further information please support@baccn.org