The BBA is committed to providing education to its members at all levels in a variety of ways. This is led by the BBA Education Committee which is a multidisciplinary committee made up of Association members who have an interest in the education of those involved with burn injured individuals. The current core Committee are:
Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos (Chair) (Burns Surgeon)
Mrs Jane Leaver (immediate past-Chair) (Burns Nurse)
Mr Nadeem Khwaja (Burns Surgeon)
Ms Jacky Edwards (Burns Nurse)
Mr Jon Davies (Burns Anaesthetist / Intensivist)
Ms Clare McGrory (Burns AHP)
Ms Sarah Bache (Burns Trainee)
Mr James Bedford (Burns Trainee - Co-opted Member)
The Education Committee meet at the Annual BBA Scientific Meeting (an open meeting for all with an interest in burns-related education to attend) and then at other times during the year as necessary to arrange educational matters, such as BBA Study Days and communication of other educational information via this website. The Committee are contactable via the BBA Secretariat if you would like to assist with BBA educational activities.
The Annual Scientific Meeting is an opportunity to acquire new knowledge of what is currently happening in burn care in the UK and abroad. The next meeting will be held in Birmingham in April 2015.
The next BBA Study Day topic is Emergency and Pre-Hospital Care, and will be on 6th November 2014 at The Birmingham Motorcycle Museum. The programme for the day will be available soon.
The BBA co-ordinate the Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) course, which has been adapted from the original Australia and New Zealand (ANZBA) course to provide training on the pre-hospital care of the major burn patient. These courses are run throughout the year at various centres and more information can be obtained through the EMSB section of the website.
Various Burns Services and Networks now offer Burns Study Days and Courses – please see these sections of the website to see what is available in your area. (Please note that these are not endorsed by the BBA unless specifically mentioned.)
The BBA has worked with Focus Games Ltd and Birmingham City University to develop The Burns Game, an educational board game which aims to improve initial management of burn injuries by delivering knowledge and skills to emergency and healthcare professionals. You can find out more and purchase the game from http://www.burnsgame.com
An article on the Burns Game has been published in Scars, Burns and Healing Journal and the link is http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2059513117690012
An information flyer for the Burns Game is available below: