Medical Journal of Australia publication regarding BRANZ

Available today in the March 21st edition of the Medical journal of Australia is the paper “Burn Registry of Australia and New Zealand: progressing the evidence base of burn care


This paper reports on 4 years of BRANZ data from 10 of the 17 burn centres throughout the region who treat adults with burn injury. The study shows considerable variation in the unit profiles (including numbers of patients treated), in treatment and in outcomes. The paper can be found here:



Congratulations to the authors


ANZBA ASM 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstracts are now open for the 2016 ANZBA ASM which will be hosted in Auckland between October 11th and 14th. For more information go to


ANZBA Nursing seminar done and dusted for 2016

Thanks to the 55 delegates, speakers and Smith and Nephew for the successful 2016 ANZBA Nursing seminar. It was a sold out event hosted at the BaHai’ Learning Centre in Hobart on March 11 and 12. Feedback has been phenomenal. A special thanks to Bec Schrale for organising the event. This was our 6th burn nursing seminar and each year gets bigger and better. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Thanks to Smith and nephew for sponsoring the event. We look forward to seeing you next year,
nursing seminar 2016


ANZBA Burn Nursing Seminar 2016

We look forward to welcoming you to Hobart next March for the 6th Annual Burn Nursing Seminar, expect to be educationally, culinary and culturally enriched with everything the Apple Isle has to offer. The seminar will be hosted at the Bahai Learning Centre down on the waterfront, a stones throw from the Salamanca market and a ferry ride to MONA. More details will be available at the October Annual Scientific Meeting.


Naomi Freeman: Sheila Kavanagh Award for Burn Nursing Excellence

In 2015, ANZBA launched the Sheila Kavanagh Excellence in Burn Nursing Award which acknowledges the valuable and significant contributions of Sheila Kavanagh to the advancement of burn nursing in Australia and New Zealand. The Award aims to recognise excellence in burn nursing for our upcoming bright stars. For the first year of the Award, we received four nominations. They were:

1. Ashlea Ladd, RN, Victorian Adult Burn Service, The Alfred, Melbourne
2. Naomi Freeman, RN, Royal Children’s Hospital Burn Unit, Melbourne
3. Jasmine Quiniones, RN, Royal Adelaide Hospital Burn Unit, South Australia
4. Emma Allan, RN, Concorde Burn Service, NSW


Naomi Freeman: 2015 Recipient of the Sheila Kavanagh Award for Burn Nursing Excellence

Nomination is a significant achievement in and of itself, unfortunately however, there can only be one overall winner. The ANZBA Nursing Executive and ANZBA Board reviewed all nominations, scores were close and it is our pleasure to announce the winner of the Sheila Kavanagh award for Burn Nursing Excellence is Naomi Freeman of the Royal Children’s Hospital Burn Service in Melbourne.

Naomi has been instrumental in many new initiatives that streamline and improve care at the Royal Children’s Hospital Burn Unit. Naomi facilitated the implementation of medical photography for the documentation of burn wound progress, the implementation of the plaster technician service to provide lightweight splints to protect healing wounds in children who are at high risk of causing retrauma due to itchiness or lack of cognitive understanding.

Congratulations Naomi!


2015 Burn Nursing Seminar

Congratulations to all those involved with the organisation of the 2015 Burn Nursing Seminar, in particular Siobhan Connolly. The seminar was held this last weekend at the Royal North Shore Hospital in NSW. It was a huge success. Thanks to Smith and casino pa natet Nephew and JBBT for the support.

The 2015 Burn Nursing Seminar delegation

The 2015 Burn Nursing Seminar delegation


5th Annual Burn Nursing Seminar: Registrations now open

The Julian Burton Burns Trust and ANZBA, with the great support of Smith and Nephew, are pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual Burns Nursing Seminar will be held on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May casino online 24th 2015 in Sydney at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Kolling Building. The flyer for the seminar can be downloaded below. Please distribute around your clinical areas. Registrations are now open and places are limited. if you have any queries please contact:

BT585 Burns Nursing Pamphlet


BRANZ 5th Annual Report released

In collaboration with Monash University, ANZBA is pleased to release the online casino fifth annual report of the Burn Registry of Australia & New Zealand. The report can be downloaded here:


The Sheila Kavanagh Award for Burn Nursing Excellence

ANZBA are pleased to launch the Sheila Kavanagh Excellence in Burn Nursing Award which recognises the outstanding contribution of Sheila Kavanagh to the burn nursing profession and aims to nurture excellence in burn nursing for our upcoming bright stars working within the 17 ANZBA affiliated burn services.

Nominations will be based on all/some of the following core themes:

• Excellence in patient care

• Bringing evidence to the bedside

• Innovation

Please contact Yvonne Singer for more information:

ANZBA Nursing Award nomination form
ANZBA Burn Nursing Care Awards Rules of Play & FAQ

Applications close on March 28th.


ANZBA JBI Journal Club kicks off for 2015

The first ANZBA/JBI Journal Club is scheduled for Tuesday February 10th 2015. We will be reviewing a paper which looks at malnutrition in paediatric patients following delayed transfer.

Journal Club is open to all interested clinicians and uses a virtual classroom so you join us from anywhere in the world where you can access the world wide web.

Please contact Yvonne Singer at for more information or to join the distribution list