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ANZBA Membership Survey

Thanks to Bec Schrale (Tasmanian state rep) and Tracey Perret (NZ state Rep) for implementing and evaluating the ANZBA membership survey. Survey results were sent out to all members in August.

The survey was sent out to approximately 500 individuals with 172 responses, of whom 61% were current ANZBA members. Overall, the survey results indicate that participants believe that ANZBA membership services are valuable, they utilise the benefits and believe that collegiate support and networking are a beneficial component of membership.

Common themes from the survey comments were to continue the ASM discount, review the cost of membership, provide online access to a journal, and communicate with members regarding educational opportunities available.

Watch this space as we respond to your membership survey feedback. The ANZBA board remains committed to the review of membership services and will repeat the survey in 12 months to review engagement by members/non-members and examine new and ongoing initiatives.

Click the link below to view the survey:

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ANZBA Board Positions

The call for nominations for ANZBA Board members & Office Bearers was recently been circulated with the renewal of membership subscriptions. There are a number of Board positions becoming vacant in October. All ANZBA financial members are eligible, so this is a perfect time and opportunity to actively contribute to the organisation on Board level.

Nominations must be received by Close of Business on 15th September 2014

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BQIP Update

ANZBA in collaboration with Monash University continues to move forward with the Burns Quality Improvement Program. The first step has been the reformation of the Quality Indicator Working Party in August. The task of the QI Working Party is to analyse the clinical quality indicators in the Burn Registry Australia & New Zealand’s (BRANZ) for completeness and validity. Once complete, this will allow for credible comparison and de-identified benchmarking across Australian & New Zealand burn centres, the development of standards of care and establishing clinical outcomes of burns patients.

The aims of BQIP are to use BRANZ data to assist burn centres to monitor individual performance against de-identified peers and bi-national standards, and provide a framework which will facilitate local quality improvement initiatives to improve performance and patient outcomes.

The program will include risk adjusted comparison of quality indicator performance, and an educational framework to encourage units to implement changes that will improve performance and practice including education on audit and loop closure and showcasing high performers.

Thanks to all those who have volunteered as members of the QI Working party and assisting with this important piece of work.

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Membership Renewal

Membership subscriptions for the 2014 – 2015 financial year were posted out in August. Please note that membership payments can now be made on–line via the ANZBA website using PayPal, or otherwise via the Secretariat office for credit card and cheque payments.

ANZBA thanks its membership for its continued support

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ANZBA Presentation Template

A new PowerPoint ™ template has been designed in keeping with the recent re-branding of ANZBA. If you are presenting a paper on behalf of ANZBA at any scientific conference, please contact the Secretariat to get a copy.

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ANZBA JBI Journal Club

ANZBA invites members and other burn clinciains to join us in the virtual classroom for the next ANZBA JBI Journal Club on August 19th at casino spiele 2.30pm

We will review the paper “The lived experience of relationships following major burn injury” by Asgjerd Moi & Eva Gjengedal published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing 2014.

for more information about the ANZBA/JBI Journal Club, please contact Yvonne at: Y.Singer@alfred.org.au

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Guest Assistance Program

ANZBA is pleased to be sponsoring two Nepalese guests to the ISBI Conference this year. They are:

• Dr Ramnandan Prasad Chaudhary – Paed Surgeon/Consultant, Nepal

• Mrs Bhoja Kumari Bashyal – Staff Nurse, Burn Unit, Nepal

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Engaging Our Membership

As a membership based organisation ANZBA is continually looking for the best means of engaging with our current members and reaching out to prospective members. We encourage members to participate in our sub committees. The recent revision of the ANZBA Allied Health Clinical Practice Guidelines is evidence of the great contributions of our sub committees to burns care .

To find out more about the ANZBA Sub Committees and get involved contact the Committee Chairs:

1. Allied health Sub Committee: Dale.Edgar@health.wa.gov.au
2. Nursing Sub Committee: Y.Singer@alfred.org.au
3. Burn prevention Sub Committee: Siobhan.Connolly@aci.health.nsw.gov.au

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Burn Registry Australia & New Zealand

The Bi National Burn Registry has been renamed and rebranded “Burn Registry Australia & New Zealand” or “BRANZ”. The name change was agreed upon unanimously by ANZBA and Monash University as it provides greater recognition of the specific two countries involved with the worlds first clinical quality registry.

Watch out for the soon to be released 4th Annual Report from the BRANZ. Logo 1c

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ANZBA scholarships for ISBI still available

There are still some ISBI conference sponsorships of $75 available for ANZBA members. To qualify for a sponsorship, simply send a copy of your registration receipt to the ANZBA Secretariat along with your bank details (BSB and account numbers) to facilitate an electronic funds transfer.