Wednesday, September 11, 2019

To mark World Sepsis Day, the Sepsis Team at Mayo University Hospital will hold a Sepsis awareness event on Friday in the main foyer of the hospital.

Liz Casey, Sepsis Lead at Mayo University Hospital said, “Sepsis awareness is not just about September 13, it’s about an ongoing effort to increase awareness and continuously improve the quality of care that we provide for our patients. Public awareness is important given that 70% of sepsis cases originate in the community.

“On Friday, September 13, hospitals all around the world will hold education events to increase public awareness of sepsis and we are delighted to play our part here in Mayo also.

“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 can have a major impact and this is the message we want to get out.”

“We held a similar awareness event in the hospital last year and the interest from the public was incredible. Based on the feedback from last year, we are organising another awareness day next Friday which will be an opportunity for patients and visitors to meet with a range of staff including Antimicrobial Pharmacists, Surveillance Scientist, Microbiology staff, Nurses, Midwifes, Doctors and Infection Control staff, to learn more about Sepsis. We will have information leaflets and quizzes with spot prizes.”

The awareness event will take place from 10am to 3pm in the main foyer of Mayo University Hospital on Friday

Staff at Mayo University Hospital at a previous 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.

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