BARNA Talks: Education and Revalidation

Sat 30 January 2016 to Sat 30 January 2016, Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St., London, WC2B 5DA

Whether you are a manager or nurse working in anaesthetics / PACU this meeting will be valuable to you. The sessions will be informal and interactive.

Focus on:

  • the revalidation process and how to prepare for it
  • Update on BARNA competency/teaching packs (airway)and how to use them in clinical practice
  • how to develop a paediatric competency/teaching programme


09.00 – 10.00: Revalidation process in anaesthetic/PACU setting

10.00 – 11.30: BARNA competency/teaching pack (airway) update

11.30 - 12.30: Paediatric competency/teaching pack. How to develop this

12.30 – 13.30: Update on HEI’s teaching anaesthetics and PACU in UK and open discussion on any of the above


Revalidation process in peri-anaesthesia setting (overview of main points)


Focus on:

  • Can non-nurses be verifiers?
  • Does the verifier have to be line manager?
  • How can BARNA Competency/Teaching Pack (Airway) be used in revalidation process
  • Reflection: can we do it?


BARNA Competency/Teaching pack


  • Review of pack
  • Update on progress in trialing pack
  • What needs changing
  • How to use in clinical practice
  • Accreditation by professional anaesthestic associations
  • How to launch pack
  • When to launch pack


Paediatric competency/teaching pack

  • Discussion on need for this
  • How to develop it


Finish at 13.30

Time at the end may be a useful time to talk to anyone who would like to become involved in BARNA education.


Free to BARNA members, £10 for non-members (payable in cash on the day). Coffee / tea provided.

To reserve your place on the study day please email Markku

Barna. British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association