Validation and Verification of the Accuracy of Blood Pressure Monitors

To commemorate  World Metrology  Day (May 20)  2021, let us focus on  the important  role  measurement plays in health  particularly the  measurement of  blood  pressure.

This year’s theme for  World Metrology Day (May 20), Measurement for Health, focuses on the important role measurement plays in health, and thus in the wellbeing of every one of us. Hypertension is a common Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) in Saint Lucia and accurate blood pressure measurement by blood pressure meters is critical to the treatment and management of this condition. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS)  invites you to participate in the webinar Validation and Verification of the Accuracy of Blood Pressure Monitorson Thursday, 20 May 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:45 am (AST).


  • Medical professionals and members of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association.
  • Representatives  from the  Ministry of  Health
  • Representatives from  the  Nursing Association
  • Representatives  from   Allied  Health  Services
  • Representatives from the Saint Lucia Hypertensive Association
  • Representatives from hospitals and  health  centres
  • Representatives from the Ministry of Commerce
  • Representatives from the  Attorney General’s Chambers
  • Pharmacies and  pharmacists
  • Importers of  blood  pressure monitors
  • Persons involved in the PAHO Hearts in the Americas Initiative

How to participate


  •  10:00 am – Opening Remarks (5 minutes) 
    • Ing. Verne Emmanuel, Director, Saint Lucia Bureau of  Standards, Castries, Saint Lucia (5 minutes)
  • 10:05 am –  Validation and Verification of Blood Pressure Monitors (55 minutes)

 Validation  and  Verification of the  Accuracy  of  Blood  Pressure Monitors

    • Anselm Gittens, Head of Department-Metrology, Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards, Castries, Saint Lucia. (55 minutes)
  • 11:00 am –  Q & A (45 minutes)

Questions and Answers.

Time correspondence 

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