Mayo University Hospital focuses on Sepsis awareness

Staff at Mayo University Hospital at last years World Sepsis Day Event at the hospital, from left:  Caroline Conway (Assistant Director of Nursing, NPD), Carmel O’Neill (QPS), Pauline McEllin (S/N MAU), Dr Fionnuala Lavin (Consultant), Dr Christine Newman (SPR), Liz Casey (Resuscitation and EWS Training Officer, Nurse Sepsis Lead).

Staff at Mayo University Hospital at last years World Sepsis Day Event at the hospital, from left: Caroline Conway (Assistant Director of Nursing, NPD), Carmel O’Neill (QPS), Pauline McEllin (S/N MAU), Dr Fionnuala Lavin (Consultant), Dr Christine Newman (SPR), Liz Casey (Resuscitation and EWS Training Officer, Nurse Sepsis Lead).

On Thursday September 13, to mark World Sepsis Day, the Sepsis team at Mayo University Hospital will hold an awareness event in the main foyer of the hospital.

Liz Casey, Sepsis Lead at Mayo University Hospital stated: "We are taking this opportunity to make people aware of what Sepsis is and how serious it can be, as part of a global effort to educate and engage people under the theme of ‘Stop Sepsis Save Lives’.

"Sepsis is a common, time-dependent medical emergency which can affect a person of any age, from any social background and can strike irrespective of underlying good health or medical conditions. However, early recognition and timely referral to critical care can have a major impact and this is the message we want to get out.

"The event on 13 September will be an opportunity for patients and visitors to meet with a range of staff including Sepsis Champions, Infection Control staff, Antimicrobial Pharmacists, our Surveillance Scientist, Microbiology staff and learn more about Sepsis. We will have information leaflets to take away and quizzes with spot prizes. The event will also be of interest to staff working on the hospital campus.”

The awareness event will take place from 10am to 3pm in the main foyer of Mayo University Hospital and everyone is welcome.

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