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AMI Management: Initial Care, Ongoing Treatments and Lifestyle Adjustments
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2016 AMI Seminar Review

The team at the Barbados National Registry (BNR) would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who joined us for the AMI Management: Initial Care, On-going Treatments and Lifestyle Adjustments seminar on October 05, 2016. The seminar was held at Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre at the University of the West Indies with 148 doctors and nurses in attendance. There were five (5) highly qualified presenters who addressed the audience.

Opening remarks were delivered by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John and Dr. Alafia Samuels, Director of the Chronic Disease Research Centre, chaired the seminar.

Dr. Kim Quimby was the afternoon’s first presenter and she provided the audience with the AMI statistics in relation to the in-hospital case fatality rate, which were gathered by the BNR from 2010-2014. Her presentation highlighted the need for better documentation within the patients’ notes. She also stressed that patient education is key to reduce onset to arrival time and improve the door to needle time.

Dr Chaynie Williams gave a presentation entitled – Emergency Department Care. She gave a definition of ACS and highlighted the processes carried out by QEH in their evaluation of patients. She also provided some of the findings from an audit done in the emergency department.

Dr. Rudolph Delice’s presentation looked at the role of the primary care physician. The audience was able to see the importance of early diagnosis, which would have an effect on patient prognosis, as well as post discharge methods which aided in secondary prevention. He also showed the typical versus atypical symptom presentations of patients.

Dr. Dawn Scantlebury presented next, focusing on the Role of Invasive Therapies. The key points were the contemporary management of acute MI, including the role of invasive therapies, the types of reperfusion - fibrinolytic therapy, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and acute surgical reperfusion and finally the importance of timely reperfusion.

Mrs. Gina Pitts, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation (H&SF) was our final presenter. Her topic was Lifestyle modifications and cardiac rehabilitation. She gave definitions of lifestyle modification and cardiac rehabilitation. Mrs. Pitts also reviewed of the major goals of treatment and provided the statistics of the persons attending the H&SF.

Overall, the seminar received great feedback and we thank all of those who made the event a success. Special thanks must be extended to Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc, this year’s organizer.

We look forward to hosting more educational and informative seminars in the future. 

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