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Location, Location, Location!
What more can I say. What a fantastic event we've just had at the new South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen (SWAH). Everyone was overwhelmed by the new facilities and the beautiful setting, every window is like a painting and we were all envious.
The idea of this event was to showcase critical care nursing in our region and in this regard we more than met our expectations. It was heartening to learn of all the work undertaken in each of the presenting units.
Our first key note and welcome was by Francis Smith, Nurse Manager at the SWAH who talked about the experiences of moving services to a new state of the art hospital.
We had presentations from many of the Critical Care Units in our region and from the Specialist Nurse Organ Donation team, but the highlights have got to be the closing sessions for the morning and afternoon. Leonita Hoy gave a deeply personal account of her experience of critical care as a mother of a critically ill patient and we thank her for this. We were fortunate that Libby Nash was able to close our afternoon session. Libby spoke of her experience as the first patient in the UK to be maintained on the Novalung, extracorporeal lung assist device as a bridge to successful lung transplant.
It was also a really great opportunity to network with our critical care nursing colleagues across the region. We thank all those who participated in making the day a great success and look forward to our next event.
Chair BACCN Northern Ireland
Thank you to everyone that attended our Simulation study event. The day was a huge success with excellent feedback.
The format of this FREE study day was a new course entitled 'SCREAM' (standardised Critical Care Resuscitation Emergency Airway Management) which was devised by a team of staff from RICU (Belfast Trust). The course was an integration of theory, work stations, scenario-based training and simulation. The content of the course covers emergency treatment of a critically-ill patient, focusing on effective airway management, resuscitation and emergency care.
A huge thank you to everyone that attended our Sepsis study event and AGM on 20th November.
Thank you to everyone that attended our study event.