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Be Guidelines Smart!

Consult the CCNAP guidelines implementation toolkit made for nurses & allied professionals and based on the latest ESC Guidelines.

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ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions

Be Guidelines Smart

The concept of this CCNAP Be Guidelines Smart Toolkit was developed to ensure that all nurses and allied professionals across Europe are trained to use the latest ESC Guidelines.

The ESC Guidelines Implementation Toolkit includes:

  • Videos
  • Webcasts
  • Survey
  • ESC Guidelines resources
  • Awareness and Educational resources

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CCNAP offers its members free access to live CCNAP webinars & webinar recordings.

Upcoming Webinars

A new webinar is planned for the end of the summer. More information here soon.

Webinar Recordings

  • Optimising Self Care in Chronic Illness

With host Prof. Ekaterini Lambrinou and speakers Prof. Tiny Jaarsma & Prof. Anna Stromberg.

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  • Sexual Counselling of Cardiac Patients: Theory & Practice

With Prof. Tiny Jaarsma & Dr. Molly Bryne

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Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Case Gallery

New to CCNAP!

The aim of this specific cardiovascular nursing clinical case gallery is to present real and typical clinical scenarios focusing on patient centred care. Cases discuss findings and patient management in the light of the current ESC recommendations and the Core Curriculum for the Continuing Professional Development of Nurses Working in Cardiovascular Settings (developed by the Education Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP)).

Consult the published cases or sumbit your own case.

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Core curriculum for nurses

The Education Committee of CCNAP has developed a Core Curriculum tailored for Nurses. This Core Curriculum can be used as a learning framework to guide nurse education.

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Do you want to translate the Core Curriculum into your language?

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Catriona Jennings discusses the aims of the Core Curriculum and the reasons for its development.

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At ESC Congress 2016 in Rome, Ekaterini Lambrinou gave a presentation on the importance of the Core Curriculum.

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Writing a successful research grant proposal

This was the topic of the pre-conference masterclass in research held on 14 April 2016 in Athens at the occasion of EuroHeartCare 2016. This course was led by Prof. Tiny Jaarsma and Dr Barbro Kjellström.

You missed this master-class?

Here are useful resources to help you to write a successful research grant proposal.

  1. Watch this video to learn "How to Write a Competitive Proposal" 
  2. Grant proposal checklist
  3. Editorial, Journal of Avanced Nursing, Early Career Researchers: what's in it for us? 2014
  4. Careers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Preparing Effective Grant Applications
    Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, Circulation. 2009;120:2607-2612.
  5. Rejection of rejection: a novel approach to overcoming barriers to publication
    C. Chapman and T. Slade, BMJ 2015;351:h6326 doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6326 (Published 14 December 2015)
  6. Twelve tips for writing educational research grant proposals
    M. A. Blanco and M. Y. Lee, Medical teacher
  7. Think it through first: questions to consider in writing a successful grant application
    O.J. Arthurs, Pediatr Radiol (2014) 44:1507-1511
  8. Overview and tips for successful grant writing for Infusion Nursing
    K.L. Kwekkeboom, Phd, Journal of Infusion Nursing (2014)
  9. Project success & Failure: What is success, what is failure, and how can you improve your odds for success? Robert Frese, Dr. Vicki Sauter
  10. 12 Top Tips for writing a grant application. Insight, Medical Research Council


Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care

This award* has been introduced to share excellent practice among Nursing Professionals in the field of cardiovascular care.

It aims to reward nurses and allied professionals who have submitted the best clinical cases for EuroHeartCare following a reviewing and grading process.

The winner receives a prize of 2 000 Euros, a diploma and free registration to next year's EuroHeartCare congress.

The persons who have submitted the best clinical cases will be invited to present them at EuroHeartCare. The prize is awarded during the Closing Session of the EuroHeartCare congress.

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How to find a mentor

The Council puts at your disposal a new tool to help you find a mentor. The CCNAP e-form "Support to find a Mentor" aims to help facilitate contact between the young researcher and a mentor for advice or maybe a future collaboration.

Find a Mentor

Prof. Donna Fitzsimons on CCNAP initiatives

Secondary Prevention after Myocardial Infarction is Phase I of the ESC Prevention of CVD Programme led by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)  in collaboration with the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) and the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP).