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MHMC Offers American Heart Association Training

2 September 2022

Millennium Heights Medical Complex (MHMC), is officially the only American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center in Saint Lucia and one of few in the Caribbean. This milestone is significant for the Complex as it strives to be an industry leader. MHMC is opening AHA certified trainings to all health care organisations on the island.

According to the AHA, it is the United States’ largest voluntary organisation fighting heart disease and stroke. In the World Health Organization’s latest “Leading causes of death and disability” report of 2000-2019, heart disease and stroke were the leading causes of death in the world. These health conditions have historically been in Saint Lucia’s top ten causes of death.

The AHA’s authorised training centers enable other countries like Saint Lucia to provide critical training to also fight heart disease and stroke.

MHMC is offering two AHA certified courses to medical professionals currently: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). These courses are available to health care professionals in Saint Lucia who provide cardiovascular emergency care in their jobs. The courses are regarded as life-saving skills of which all qualified personnel should take advantage.

Interested persons are invited to call the clinical education unit at MHMC to get registration information. Call 458-6980 or 458-5938 or 7261624 or 5188138 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , from Monday to Friday. The registration costs are as follows:

1. Nurses and interns

o New BLS certification: EC $200

o BLS certification renewal: EC $120

o New ACLS certification: EC$450

o ACLS certification renewal: EC $300

2. Doctors

o New BLS certification: EC $250

o BLS certification renewal: EC $150

o New ACLS certification: EC $575

o ACLS certification renewal: EC $450

MHMC will also shortly be offering courses to other types of health care professionals. These include Heartsaver CPR AED and Family and Friends CPR. Follow the MHMC Facebook page @millenniumheightsmedicalcomplex for updates on these trainings.

The Millennium Heights Medical Complex was established under an Act of Parliament on March 30th, 2015. The Complex comprises Owen King EU Hospital, National Mental Wellness Centre, and Turning Point Rehabilitation Centre facilities.

The facilities provide a list of services including outpatient clinics, physiotherapy, dialysis, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, dietetics, day surgery and day oncology/chemotherapy as well as in patient services in medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation inpatient and outpatient services.

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