Welcome to the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) Website.


Providing a forum for education, communication and research development among nurses working in the cardiovascular arena.

The aim of the site is to promote and develop communication and knowledge among cardiovascular nurses. Contributions from cardiovascular nurses and those working and interested in the speciality are very welcome and will be accommodated. Special interest groups and educational resources are available on the “members only” pages. Links are provided to a variety of related sites.


Latest News

INCA 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

Our first virtual meeting was a great success,

Thank you to all who registered and joined us last Thursday

Congratulations to Best Poster Winners:

James Mannion and colleagues, University Hospital, Waterford

Poster Title: Use of the STOP-BANG Screening Tool to determine the prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in an outpatient General Cardiology population

Congratulations to the spot prize winners:

Linda Mullen, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Katie O’Callaghan, Mallow General Hospital

Aisling Aherne, Blackrock Clinic

INCA 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

In Association with the Irish Cardiac Society


1st October 2020, 18.00 -20.00 (Virtual)

Nurses Meeting Registration:

PIN:  INCA2020

Call for Posters:

Please email with poster attached in pdf format

First Prize:  100 Euro


INCA 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

In Association with the Irish Cardiac Society

Health Care & The Digital Revolution

Date: October 1st 2020

Time: 18:00-20:00 (GMT)

This will be a virtual meeting that you can access online

See Poster below; more details to follow






The INCA committee met on Saturday 30.05.20 via Zoom.

We all sincerely hope you are all doing ok in theses unprecedented and challenging times.  It’s difficult for all Cardiovascular nurses to stay strong in the midst of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape coupled with fatigue, new work demands and concerns for family and friends.

Do know that we are here, we are planning and we are looking to the future. Watch this space





International Nurses Day


Happy International Nurses Day 2020 to all!!


INCA support all our colleagues during the COVID 19 crisis

We are now 5 weeks into this new COVID reality

INCA hopes you are all doing okay. Cardiovascular nurses are a valuable resource, many of whom have been redeployed or forced into new ways of service delivery. Let us know how you are doing, where and how you are working. We are all in this together and we look forward to the great day ahead when we can all get together again ♥️



Urgent Update

INCA Meeting 7th March 2020 CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to events outside of our control tomorrow’s meeting will not go ahead. Please spread the word to any colleagues who had registered.

Thank you to all who registered, update soon about when it will be feasible to reschedule the event


INCA Educational Bursary 2020: Update

Due to the impact of COVID 19 and the cancellation of many conferences the 2020 Bursary will be carried over to 2021





INCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Association with the Irish Cardiac Society

Novel and Rare Cardiac Conditions’ Galway 17.10.2019


Hope you all enjoyed our recent meeting in Galway: superb speakers, personal stories, excellent stands, networking opportunities and thanks to our ICS colleagues a new app to play with!

Thank you to all 168 attendees, you really made the day!

Check out the Gallery for more photos



INCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Association with the Irish Cardiac Society

Novel and Rare Cardiac Conditions’ Galway 17.10.2019


Congratulations to the team from ED in Beaumont for their winning poster:

‘Cardiology rANP-led pharmacological cardioversion of  patients with recent onset, low risk, non-valvular Atrial fibrillation reduces length of stay in the ED and prevents hospital admission’


Check out the new 2019 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines here:

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Dyslipidaemias
  • Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  • Chronic Coronary Syndromes
  • Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and CVD


INCA recognition letter from ACNAP

The Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions in the European Society of Cardiology have written to the INCA committee to thank them for their hard work and dedication in organizing EuroHeartCare 2018…one of the best attended EuroHeartCare events ever!

We in turn want to thank our members and colleagues who promoted the conference and attended in great numbers, those who participated by presenting their work and our industry associates for helping us to ensure the event was such a huge success!  Clap 2

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