St Kitts and Nevis: A national training centre for the American Heart Association- CPR solutions has been appointed to conduct the series of training for the medical professionals working in the Joseph N France General Hospital, Pogson, and Mary Charles Hospitals.
The training sessions will be taken place from Wednesday, November 3, to Monday, November 7, 2022. As per the press release released by the government of St Kitts and Nevis, around two hundred healthcare workers, which includes 50 medical doctors, will be undergoing the training. Various programmes such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be the lessons in the training.
Director of Health institutions, Dr Jenson Morton, appreciated the PM of St Kitts and Nevis- Dr Terrance Drew and stated that they affirmed their pledges to improve the healthcare system across the twin-island Federation. He stated that the training is aimed to ensure that the staff members get certified in BLS/ACLS/PALS, and they renew this certification every two years.
It is necessary to be fully trained in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric life support to gain accreditation in the JNF General Hospital.
- Basic Life Support training aims to increase the significance of life-threatening emergencies. It also helps to provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and offers early use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
- Pediatric Life Support will be put focus on emergency situations in infants and children for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support aims to promote life-saving protocols and skills that will be updated versions of the Basic Life Support (BLS). It will help to provide urgent treatment for cardiac emergencies such as myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, stroke, and other conditions.
Outlining the significance of the training, Dr Morton stated that the training would be one of the many attempts which uplift the healthcare sector of the country. Various initiaties such as Customer Service Training and other specialization training for the nurses are on the verge of the list for further implementation.
Further, the Cabinet of Ministers of St Kitts and Nevis has also been discussing the National Health Insurance preliminary report. Deputy Prime Minister Dr Geoffrey Hanley also presented the report on it. Various presentations are National Commission on Universal Health Care Plan of Action, draft Legislation of the National Health Insurance Act and the financing options for the Introduction of National Health Care to St. Kitts and Nevis.
CPR Solutions has an extensive network of certified instructors from across the United States, who offer a comprehensive range of CPR training classes for medical professionals and other healthcare workers. The training will be facilitated as a collaborative effort between Ross University, coordinated by Dr. Aljay Pierre (Director of Health Services at Ross University), and the Ministry of Health.