Sepsis Education Sessions Offered Free to Public

09-14-2018

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.

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