Excellence at EfCCNa
The European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations (EfCCNa) held its 2011 conference on 24th – 26th March in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.
The conferences whose theme was “critical care nursing in Europe: working together, achieving more”, attracted over 700 delegates from across Europe, including those attending from further afield, such as the USA & Singapore.
Excitingly several BACCN members attended the conference, with some of them presenting an oral session or poster. Some of the BACCN contributions included:
- Karin Gerber, who is an outreach sister from Reading & the Chair of the BACCN Central South region, presented an informative session on ‘C4C’, a patient/relative activated outreach initiative.
- Steven Pearce, a critical care lecturer from Bucks New University & colleague from Cardiff University presenting how they have implemented ‘problem based learning’ into their respective critical care nursing courses.
- Suzanne Bench, a critical care lecturer from Kings College London & active member of the BACCN Southern region committee, along with a further colleague from Kings shared their experiences of implementing a new e-learning assessment method into their critical care nursing course.
- Mo Coombs, a nurse consultant from Southampton & a long standing BACCN member (and former Chair) gave a challenging opening keynote session on ‘end of life’ care.
The conference offered delegates a valuable opportunity to share good practice, to network & make friendships with critical care colleagues from across the globe.
A date for your diary is the next EfCCNa conference which is scheduled for 23rd – 25th May 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia. Perhaps consider submitting an abstract or simply attending... come hear about critical care nursing across Europe, how we can work together and achieve more!
BACCN National Board Member.