Supporting and enhancing the development of competence in neuroscience nursing

BANN Annual Virtual Conference - 1 October 2021

BANN Annual Virtual Conference - 1 October 2021

Codman, as part of Integra Lifesciences, has an important heritage in supporting educational programs for medical doctors and nurses. 

They were the both sponsor and host of the BANN one day virtual conference held on the 1st October 2021


BANN 2021 Virtual Conference Programme - Friday 1st October 2021  

  10:00 – 10:10   Welcome and Opening
Mary E. Braine - President BANN
  10:10 – 10:40   Assessment of Limb Strength by Neuroscience Nurses – Opportunities and Challenges from a Snapshot Study
Dr Mary E Braine, Prof Neal Cook, Ciara O’Rourke and Siobhan Nolan
  10:40 – 10:55   Epilepsy Monitoring Unit making a difference
Charulata Baruah
  10.55 – 11:00  


  11:00 – 11:40   Keynote Speaker Update on Clinical Trials in Neurotrauma
Professor Peter Hutchinson
  11:40 – 12:00  


  12:00 – 12:15   Development of Tracheostomy Care Bundle following Benchmark Audit
Sarah Connor, Ciara O’Rourke & Deirdre Nolan
  12:15 – 12:45   Nurse Fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institution: Understanding the difference and similarities between two large neuroscience centres
Andrea Wadeson
  12:45 – 13:30   


  13:30 – 13.45  Clinical Effectiveness and family experience of telephonic consultation in a regional paediatric neurosurgery centre
Katie Herbert
  13.45 – 14:00 Time to Manage ICP
Julie Anne Cooper - Codman
  14:00 – 14:30  Frequency of Observations (NNBG): Case Study Presentation
Catheryne Waterhouse 
  14:30 – 14:45 


  14:45 – 15:00   


  15:00 – 15:15   How we developed Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Competency in Neuro Critical Care
Ashley Magee & Liam Murray
  15:15 – 15:45   THE EYES HAVE IT! Assessing Pupil Dynamics using Pupillometry and Implications for Nursing Practice
Mary Kay Bader
  15:45– 16:00  

Evaluation and Close, Prize Giving

Best oral papeer this year goes to Sarah Connor for her presentation on the "Development of Tracheostomy Care Bundle following Benchmark Audit"

For further information on the use of Pupillometer please see below:


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