In recognition of Sepsis Awareness Month, Southern Regional Medical Center
is hosting two Free education sessions for the public entitled, “Understanding
and Preventing Sepsis.” Participants can attend either session on
September 20 or September 27. Both sessions will be held from 6 –
7 p.m. in the hospital’s Education Center.
Last year, over 1.7 million people in the United States were diagnosed
with sepsis – a life-threatening blood stream infection. Although
anyone with an infection can develop sepsis, some individuals are at greater
risk, such as individuals with chronic illnesses, newborns, pregnant women,
the elderly, and individuals with a compromised immune system.
At the education sessions, participants will not only learn the steps to
take to preventing sepsis and how to recognize possible signs and symptoms
but will also have the opportunity to ask infection-related questions
to Southern Regional’s Infection Preventionalist. Early detection
of sepsis and seeking prompt medical care make all the difference in recovery
from this infection.
The Southern Regional Education Center is located in the hospital on 11
Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale. Free parking is available. Attendees
should park at the far left of the main entrance and enter through the
doors at the end of the building. The Ground Floor can be accessed via
stairs or an elevator. All sessions will be held in Room B.
Refreshments will be provided. For questions, call 770-991-8022.