Improving Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Barbados and the Caribbean

3 December 2022, 9am – 5pm

3Ws Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

STEMI care in Barbados- focus on systems of care and urgent care management.

Data from the Barbados national registry of noncommunicable diseases (BNR) reveal that the mortality from myocardial infarction in Barbados is unacceptable high: higher than that of most developed countries. In this CME, we explore that management of myocardial infarction in Barbados, with special focus on ST elevation myocardial infarction: from pathophysiology, systems of care and particularly management in the out-of-hospital/urgent care setting.

In the second half the day we will conduct a workshop/ roundtable on barriers and solutions for  implementation of a thrombolytic care pathway

The goal of this CME is to explore ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) treatment in Barbados, its pathophysiology, contemporary management, treatment outside the hospital and more. Barbados is seeking to make specific treatments for myocardial infarction available at several private emergency facilities, saving more lives. 

CPE credits: ~ 6


BDS$180.00 – Health Professionals; BDS$50.00 – Students
Registration confirmed on payment.

For more information contact Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. at 246-269-6183,


Cost: BDS$180 – All Health Care Professionals

Cost: BDS$50 – Students

Draft Programme


3Ws Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael

3 December 2022, 9am-5pm

Course Director: Dr. Dawn Scantlebury

Introductory session:
9:00-9:05Introduction and WelcomeAnthony Harris
9:05-9:25Systems of care: The US Mission Lifeline Experience  Patricia Best
9:25- 9:30Q&A 
Session 1: The Science of Myocardial Infarction- Moderator Rudy Delice
9:30- 9:45MI statisticsNatasha Sobers
9:45- 10:00Pathophysiology of myocardial infarction inc complicationsAlissa Blackman
10:00-10:25Contemporary management of STEMIDawn Scantlebury
10:25-10:30Q&A Discussion 
Session II: STEMI management protocols across the Caribbean- Moderator Dawn Scantlebury
10:45-11:00What’s happening in Barbados? Intro to MOU btw Urgent cares and QEHAnthony Harris
11:00-11:30What’s happening in other islands?CCS representatives Kurlene Cenac, Ronald Henry, Ra
11:30- 11:40What’s happening at the level of Caricom?Ronald Henry
Session III:  Nuts and Bolts – Moderator- David Byer
11:50-12:10Emergency management of STEMI including protocolGeralyn King
12:10- 12:20STEMI mimicsKurlene Cenac
12:20-13:00Cases of STEMI-ECGPanel
Session IV: Implementation Workshop 
13:45-14:00Introduction to Legal AspectsNailah Robinson
14:00-14:15Statement of the problemBreakout groups
 Legal/ medical aspects to problemsPanel discussion
 Overcoming specific problemsBreakout groups
 Map planProject manager

Implementation workshop

Engagement of the following persons on challenges to implementing an appropriate response to those with MI in the hospital and outside of the hospital:

All urgent care staff

Emergency room staff

Ambulance staff

IM representatives

Legal representation

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