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Be Guidelines Smart

Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP)

Within clinical practice, nurses and allied professionals play a pivotal role in many aspects of delivering effective care to cardiac patients. They are often key in care delivery, and responsible for providing the patient’s 24-7 care when they are in hospital and throughout a significant proportion of outpatient care. As such, in many European countries nurses and allied professionals have a professional responsibility to ensure that patient care is based on the best evidence meaning that they are key players in Guideline Implementation.

However, a consultation exercise undertaken by the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professionals (CCNAP), in conjunction with their National Societies’ Committee, has revealed that several barriers exist to nurses and allied professionals being active in this regard across Europe.

ESC Guidelines Implementation Toolkit

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

Discover the ESC Guidelines Implementation Toolkit!



  • Videos
  • Memo Card NEW!
  • Webinars
  • Webcasts
  • Survey
  • ESC Guidelines resources
  • Awareness and Educational resources


This set of six videos illustrates ESC Guidelines implementation in nurses daily practice!

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Memo Card on Atrial Fibrillation


Also available on the ESC Pocket Guidelines App


Discover the ACNAP Be Guidelines Smart Webinars

Webinars on demand

Adherence to treatments for dyslipidaemia and cardiovascular disease

Join Dr's Catriona Jennings, Rani Khatib and Ms Jan Keenan

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition and importance of adherence to medical therapies used to treat cardiovascular disease and dyslipidaemia
  • Learn about the patterns of adherence
  • Find out about effective strategies to manage adherence including providing information, education, monitoring, and support for patients and families

Watch the recording

Optimising Self Care in Chronic Illness

With Prof. Tiny Jaarsma, Prof. Anna Stromberg and Prof. Ekaterini Lambrinou.


On-line survey

Learn more about this survey about the implementation of the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines: read this update by Professor Gabrielle McKee

ESC Guidelines Resources


Train the Trainers Workshop

In December 2017, CCNAP organised a two half-day workshop to train selected nurses and allied professionals how to use the latest ESC Guidelines.

Find out more

Other Educational resources