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.
On the 11th January 1922, the first ever injection of insulin was administered at Toronto General Hospital. Frederick Banting and Charles Best conducted their first clinical tests on a severely diabetic 14 year old boy, Leonard Thompson, who was essentially being kept...
Prof. J. William McEvoy NIPC Medical and Research Director, Chair of Executive CouncilWelcome to our December NIPC e-Bulletin. I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours the very best and healthy of Holiday Seasons. This year has been incredibly busy for...
Global research shows increased health risks for young people suffering from high diastolic blood pressure
Image: Professor Bill McEvoy, Professor of Preventive Cardiology, NUI Galway, Medical and Research Director of NIPC and Consultant Cardiologist at Galway University Hospitals, with Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist, Irene Gibson and Carmel McGuire having her blood...
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 is an easy-to-understand and interactive virtual worskshop which will teach you all the ECG basics you need to know. 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. It aims to be as interactive as possible, with participants encouraged to bring along ECGs for discussion.
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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.