That's the message Patricia Comoss, a nurse consultant specialising in cardiac rehabilitation, wants to leave with Barbadians from all walks of life.
Comoss, who hails from Pennsylvania, USA, and who works with Nursing Enrichment Consultants, has added her voice to a call for Barbadians to lead healthier lifestyles, as a means of preventing cardiac events.
"Of course the other piece is healthy eating, which is a constant struggle for people; fresh fruits, fish and vegetables primarily, watching the fats and fries, which is hard in our population" Comoss
spoke to the Barbados Advocate while at the headquarters of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados
, to facilitate day two of a three day "Nursing Enrichment Consultants
Educational Course for Rehab Nurses".
The purpose of such a course of training she
said, is to keep nurses abreast, update and on track with new developments and research in the specialty area of cardiac rehabilitation.
added that while there is a lot of research in the field, looking at how effective programme is, she
hopes to collect data on the programme carried out in Barbados, and to report on the accomplishments of the programme here, over time.