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

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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CALLING ALL STAFF NURSES

Competition for the Best Presentation

A chance to showcase your work by presenting at the

21st Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) Annual Scientific Meeting in the Trinity Centre, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin

on the 2nd of March 2019.

 

The Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) would like to invite all staff nurses working within Cardiovascular disease to submit an abstract for a presentation at the above INCA Meeting on March 2nd 2019 in the Trinity Centre, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

A prize of €250 will be awarded for the best presentation.

 

Abstracts must adhere to the following criteria:

  • They must be about an original piece of work. Acceptable submissions include research, audit, practice development projects or original case studies, demonstrating an innovative approach to care. Large or small-scale studies are equally welcome.
  • The work must not have been previously published or presented elsewhere (other than at local audit or teaching sessions).
  • The entrant must have made a substantial contribution to the work, must be the principal author (up to 2 co-authors may be listed) and must deliver the paper in person. Each author listed should accept public responsibility for the integrity and content of the abstract (Entrants must be able to attend the meeting if their abstract is selected.)
  • The entrant is required to be a member of INCA

 

Maximum length for abstracts is 250 words. Any above this length will automatically be rejected. Up to 3 key references may be included if necessary.

 

When writing your abstract, it is suggested that you include these specific elements and components:

  • Background: A statement that identifies the nature of the work
  • Aim: A statement of the purpose of the work
  • Method: A sentence or two that explains how the work was done
  • Results: Several sentences that describe the main findings
  • Conclusion: Final sentence that describes the major impact of the work

 

Closing date for Abstract is January 27th. 4 applicants will be shortlisted and notified by February 3rd. Presentation on March 2nd 2019 in Trinity Centre, St James’s Hospital.

Abstracts to secretary@incanursing.ie

Presentation Details

The required length of the presentation is strictly 15 minutes with a further 3 minutes for questions. No limit on number of slides.

Annual INCA meeting in association with the Irish Cardiac Society

The Annual INCA meeting in association with the Irish Cardiac Society- this year’s theme ‘The Cardiac Journey – from Novice to Expert’….took place in Galway on October 4th 2018.

It was a very enjoyable day with 121 attending from across the country, excellent presentations, workshops and great networking opportunities with our industry colleagues.

Thank you to all who submitted posters, they made for very interesting reading!

Congratulations to the winner for best poster: ‘Alarm Fatigue; A multicentre study of a phenomenon threatening patient safety’.

Won by:
Siobhán Casey,
Staff Nurse
ICU,
Galway University Hospital,
Newcastle Rd,
Galway

All presentations from the day can be viewed via this link.

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Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association

Know your guidelines?

Winter holidays are approaching! It’s time to go skiing in the mountains. But, do you know what to suggest to your patients with cardiovascular disease?

According to the 2018 ESC/ESH/ISMM/ISH Clinical recommendations for high altitude exposure of individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions

1) All patients with heart failure should avoid high altitude exposure

2) After a AMI/CABG patients should wait at least 3 months after uncomplicated ACS episode as well as after revascularization before high altitude exposure

3) Uncontrolled/severe hypertensive patients may reach high altitude (>4000 m) with adequate medical therapy but a slow ascent is recommended (300–500 m/day when above 2500 m)

4) Nebivolol effectively controls HA-induced BP increase and preserves nocturnal BP dipping. Selective beta-1 adrenergic receptors blockade is associated with a lesser impairment of exercise performance when compared with the administration of non-selective beta-blockers.
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