Free public talk in Castlebar: The Key to Healthy Ageing

As part of Croí’s Third Age Programme, which aims to reduce the impact of age-related heart and stroke conditions, we are delighted to invite you to a free public talk:

Listen to your heart…
The Key to Healthy Ageing

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd , 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Location: TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar

Guest speakers on the night include:

  • Tom O’Malley, Consultant Physician, Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, who will speak on atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention;
  • Faisal Sharif, Consultant Cardiologist, Galway University Hospital, who will speak on control and management of high blood pressure; and
  • Darren Mylotte, Consultant Cardiologist, Galway University Hospital, who will speak on heart valve disease and its treatment.

Join us to learn how to keep your heart healthy as you age.

Places are limited, so reserve your place now:

Phone: Call Croí on 091-544310.
Online: Go to to register online and reserve your place.




Each month Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Courses will take place over two days at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. This course is organised by Galway University Hospital (GUH)

GUH ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led, 2-day course, that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

  • All applicants must have completed a Healthcare Provider CPR course within the last two years.
  • Nurses MUST have study leave approval prior to registration


ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Course content:

Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care;

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format

An online ACLS assessment is required for 1st day of course.
2-day Provider Course is approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

Course Queries: Siobhán Keane, Resuscitation Officer GUH: 091- 542963

(All courses will be held on a Tuesday and Wednesday)

Registration will remain open for ONE month; unless course is full before this date.

UHG ACLS course dates 2019

  • Registration closed – February, Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st:
  • Registration closed – March, Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th
  • May, Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd (Registration Opens Tuesday 16th April)
  • June, Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th (Registration Opens Tuesday 8th May)
  • September, Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th (Registration Opens Tuesday 13th August)
  • October, Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th (Registration Opens Tuesday 10th September)
  • November, Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th (Registration Opens Tuesday 8th October)
  • December, Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th (Registration Opens Tuesday 5th November)

Taking Control of Heart Disease

Have you recently been diagnosed with heart disease, suffered a heart attack or stroke or had a stent fitted, bypass surgery or heart valve surgery?

If Yes, then this public talk is for you! Croí in association with the department of Cardiology Galway University Hospital invite you to hear key speakers in this area – “Taking Control of Heart Disease” includes talk from Dr. Jim Crowley Consultant Cardiologist, Denise Dunne, Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist and Suzanne Seery, Specialist Cardiac Dietitian.

Wednesday January 24th 2018 7-9pm at Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. Places are FREE but please book in advance by registering here or calling Jessica on 091 – 544310.

Register now