The INC is a unique institution in Rio de Janeiro, in the sense of the wide availability of resources for excellence in cardiac care, creating an ideal scenario for the development of research and teaching.
Among its institutional proposals, we highlight the development of teaching and research academic activities, which aim at the qualification of professionals from all health areas. In this context, it was certified in 2005 by the Brazilian Ministry of Health as “Hospital de Ensino” (Teaching Hospital).
INC has developed its own Cardiology Medical Residency program for more than 20 years. The Nursing Residency was created in 1996, in partnership with the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). In the Pharmacy area, it forms residents in partnership with Fluminense Federal University (UFF). The INC has agreements with UNIRIO and UFF for curricular and extracurricular internships in the areas of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Biological Sciences, Nutrition, Administration, Dentistry and Psychology.
Throughout its existence, the INC has been offering extension courses for the internal and external public, seeking to qualify the professionals of the health team (doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, physiotherapists) for the practical application of the evolution of the cardiovascular sciences. Regular extension courses are:
- Electrocardiogram course;
- Echocardiogram courses (Echocardiography School);
- Internal training courses (Permanent Education):
- Updating on Wounds;
- Updating on Hemodynamics;
- Updating on Sterilization Material Central;
- Updating on Surgical Center for Nurses;
- Updating on Surgical Center for Nursing Technicians;
- Updating on Cardiopediatrics;
- Calculation, Preparation and Administration of Medicines;
- Training in Social Work.
Thus, the INC works as a regional center for Cardiology education, and may also be considered a national center in the sense of providing high complexity specific training, such as in cardiac transplants and invasive procedures, in addition to pediatric cardiac surgeries.