Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Hyperbaric chamber efficiency training for SLBMC technicians

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The Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre has received a much-needed boost with the announcement that the Calvin Ayre Foundation (CAF) will be sponsoring the cost of training for technicians to operate the centre’s hyperbaric chamber.

This is part of the CAF’s ongoing commitment to enhancing healthcare services in Antigua and Barbuda.

In 2018, the foundation generously donated a hyperbaric chamber to the government of Antigua and Barbuda.

Now, with the provision of specialized training for medical staff, the CAF is taking yet another significant step in maximizing the chamber’s potential in patient care.

The hyperbaric chamber is a state-of-the-art medical apparatus that offers advanced treatment options for various medical conditions, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diabetic ulcers.

The training program, facilitated by experts in hyperbaric medicine, is designed to provide comprehensive instruction and hands-on experience for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and advanced emergency medical technicians at the hospital.

The Calvin Ayre Foundation recognizes the importance of harnessing this technology to its fullest potential and is committed to ensuring that the medical staff is proficiently trained in utilizing the chamber.

The foundation has partnered with Local Dive Experts, Dave Martin and Julie Esty, to arrange for two trainers from the Divers Alert Network (DAN), Francois Burman and Sheryl Shea, to come to Antigua and Barbuda to carry out the two-day training.

This initiative aims to empower healthcare professionals with the necessary expertise to optimize patient outcomes and provide cutting-edge treatments. Media Specialist for CAF, Jamilla Kirwan, indicated that the organization’s commitment to supporting healthcare and medical advancements in the community remains unwavering.

She expressed her pleasure at continuing their collaboration with the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center and the Antigua Barbuda Emergency Medical Services, empowering their medical team to leverage the hyperbaric chamber effectively in their pursuit of excellence in patient care.

The Ministry of Health expresses its gratitude to the Calvin Ayre Foundation for its continued partnership and invaluable contributions to advancing healthcare services at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center.

This initiative aligns with the Foundation’s vision to foster healthcare innovations and elevate medical standards in the region.


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