Leadership in Prevention
The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC) is an independent medical research and education institute. The overarching goal of NIPC is to enhance the cardiovascular well-being of the Irish population through research, education, and communication of evidence-based health information. By doing so we also strive to position Ireland as an international leader in cardiovascular health. We work in strong partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway and Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity.
The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC), scooped 2 top awards at the Irish Healthcare Awards on November 20th at a special ceremony in Dublin. The Irish Healthcare Awards are Ireland’s leading Awards, now in their 18th year, and they...
MSc & PG.Dip Preventive Cardiology Graduation 2019 Last week we celebrated the graduation of the MSc & PG Dip. Preventive Cardiology Class of 2018-2019. A reception was held in Croí House after the conferring ceremony to mark the occasion and to celebrate the...
iASPIRE – NATIONWIDE STUDY OF IRISH HEART ATTACK SURVIVORS SHOWS PERSISTENT BEHAVIOURS WHICH DRASTICALLY INCREASE RISK OF FURTHER HEART ATTACK
39% of heart attack survivors are obese, 40% still have high blood pressure and 56% do not have their cholesterol controlled up to 24 months after attack 44% of survivors didn’t get flu vaccine last year, despite flu being a trigger for heart attacks 43% of smokers...
UPCOMING MASTERCLASS: Cardiovascular Disease in the ‘Third Age
NIPC is delighted to announce an upcoming Masterclass exploring Cardiovascular Disease in the ‘Third Age’.
• Prof Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology, TCD
Healthy Vascular Ageing
• Prof Bill McEvoy, Professor of Preventive Cardiology, NUIG
Optimal Blood Pressure in the Third Age
• Dr Paul Gallagher, Consultant Geriatrician, CUH
Polypharmacy in Older Adults
• Dr Samer Arnous, Consultant Cardiologist, UHL
Valve Disease, Detection & Treatment
• Dr Jenni Jones, Director of Preventive Medicine & Cardiovascular Health, NUIG
Gearing up for Physical Activity in the Third Age
Education and Training
The NIPC provides a portfolio of educational and training programmes in the prevention and control of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and active lifestyles. This portfolio includes programmes designed specifically to meet workforce development needs and support continuous professional development right through to a range of formal postgraduate qualifications.
This course addresses the needs of primary care nurses and doctors, hospital-based nurses, private and public, paramedics and other allied health professionals who encounter ECG monitoring and traces. It aims to be as interactive as possible, with participants encouraged to bring along ECGs for discussion. The course assumes no knowledge of ECG and is an excellent foundation course in ECG and rhythm recognition
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The scientific evidence for cardiovascular disease is compelling but translating this evidence into effective patient care is a challenge.
This innovative programme in Preventive Cardiology is delivered in the NIPC Headquarters, the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway, and provides students with the knowledge and practice skills required to bridge this implementation gap and achieve the recommended lifestyle and therapeutic targets.
It is currently the only postgradute progamme in Preventive Cardiology worldwide. The MSc and PG Dip programmes aims to equip students with knowledge and skills required to make meaningful contributions to the discipline of preventive cardiology.
Join the NIPC Alliance
Bringing together Institutions, Healthcare Providers, and Industry in preventive action. In addition, the NIPC Alliance offers patients and members of the public a platform for information exchange and discovery with the aim of empowerment and self care.