Working Group for Cardiovascular Nurses
and Allied Professionals

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The Working Group for Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals (AG-KAPT, WG-CNAP) commits itself

  • to support best practices in the clinical area
  • to promote education and training for nurses and allied professionals in the field of Cardiology
  • to promote nursing research
  • with the goal to improve the care provided to cardiac patients and their family members.
  • and here you can find some information about AG-KAPT's history.

We provide support to nurses and allied professionals working in cardiovascular nursing. We are a working group to exchange ideas, to translate research results into practice and to support priorities for future developments in the field of cardiovascular nursing.

The Working Group for Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals is a member of both the Swiss Society of Cardiology and the Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The AG-KAPT serves as a network for Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals and has the goal to maintain national and international contacts in order to promote improvements in the quality of cardiovascular nursing.

As an umbrella organization, the AG-KAPT supports the following three Interest Groups:

The members of the AG-KAPT work in various disciplines of Cardiovascular Nursing, such as:

  • Cardiac Care
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric and Adult Medicine
  • Heart Failure Care
  • Intensive Care
  • ECMO and Artificial Heart Systems
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Transitional Care
  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Care
  • Management
  • Education
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Nursing Research

We look forward to welcoming you in our Working Group as a Cardiovascular Nurse or an Allied Professional!

D.S. 21.06.2024