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STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Launches Verification Service for the Health Sector.

 

 SLBS Launches Verification Service for the Health Sector 



A programme for the verification of measuring instruments used in the health sector was launched in 2014 as part of the SLBS mandate to protect health and safety.  

The verification programme targeting that sector is critical to ensuring that doctors and other health professionals are using reliable equipment in doing their jobs.  

Blood pressure meters will be the focus of this phase of verification.  Blood pressure monitoring is a routine exercise in health protocols and the accuracy and reliability of results are important to diagnosis and treatment.   

Saint Lucia is grappling with treating an expanded problem of hypertension and support for improved efficiencies in blood pressure interventions can only strengthen Government Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Policy.  

The one day consultation to launch the programme was held with the participation of medical doctors in private clinics and hospitals, public health facilities, private nurses in private care and other health officials.  

This effort is aimed at promoting public confidence in medical measurements, preventing possible erroneous low measurements of blood pressure which may result in patients  not receiving valuable drug treatment or  high measurements of blood pressure where individuals may be put on a lifelong blood  pressure lowering drugs unnecessarily.   

A failure in medical measurement is not an issue of customer dissatisfaction it is a concern with protection of life.  

In addition to the programme launch, the SLBS used the opportunity of the audience to address metrication of the health sector.  The SLBS is conducting the second phase of work since the country declared the metric as the standard of legal measurement.  The consultation attended to outstanding issues in the use of metric in health and set a timeline for the health sector to make a declaration on being fully metric.