Baromedical Nurses Association (BNA) Updates
The BNA—so many new and great accomplishments this year! The first successful and exciting Annual Hyperbaric Nurses’ Day on April 3 was enhanced by Annette Gwilliam (BNA President) starting off the webinar presentations with an impressive history of the BNA, followed by Sue Churchill’s excellent presentation of “Calciphylaxsis: A Case Report. Diagnosis and Treatment with Adjunctive Therapies.” Great general discussions followed.
One new and very important item! The BNA invites you to be a part of the Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 EST at the UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Orlando, Florida. If you are unable to attend in person, we will again be holding our meeting as a webinar so everyone will be able to call in, see the agenda and participate in the discussion. We will send out the information with the connection link a couple of weeks before the meeting. Please contact any member of the BNA Board (all contact information is available on the hyperbaric nurses.org website) if you do not receive the information. Discussions will include new items for the year. You may find one that interests you, and this is a great way to become involved. Your ideas and suggestions make a difference.
The Standards of Care Committee has completed the Guidelines of Nursing Care for the Patient Receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO2). This dedicated committee has done an outstanding job of bringing the guidelines up to date. These guidelines are available on the website, hyperbaricnurses.org, and will be available to all HBO2 facilities to assist them to set up appropriate nursing care for their patients.
The BNA Certification Board has issued the new guidelines for recertification. These guidelines are available on the hyperbaric nurses’ website as well as on the NBDHMT (National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology) website at NBDHMT.org. Nursing education toward recertification is offered free to BNA members and for a fee of $15.00 for nonmembers. The webinars are typically offered live as well as available online at a later date.
The BNA will have a presence at all chapter meetings as well as at the UHMS ASM. The dates are as follows:
See you at the ASM, chapter meetings, or on the webinars!