University holds sepsis awareness event in Shrewsbury

“Staffordshire University is intent on improving the health of people living in our communities and the more people who are informed about the early warning signs of a potentially life-threatening condition like Sepsis, the better.”

Associate Dean Mike Phillips

Healthcare professionals and people who work in GP surgeries, nurseries and care homes are being invited to a free one-day event to raise awareness of Sepsis.

Staffordshire University’s School of Health and Social Care have secured some of the UK’s top experts to speak at the Could it be Sepsis? conference which takes place at Shropshire Education Centre (SECC), Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 24th October.

Associate Dean Mike Phillips said: “It is estimated that sepsis kills five people every hour in the UK. With earlier recognition and treatment, the UK Sepsis Trust suggest that 25% of these deaths could be avoided. Our event will help to educate our students and hospital staff on the best practice approach to managing Sepsis in various healthcare settings but we are opening up our event up to people working out in the Shropshire community who can help in the fight against Sepsis.”

Delegates will benefit from the expert knowledge of key note speakers including Dr Ron Daniels and Georgina McNamamara from the UK Sepsis Trust and Professor Rod Thompson, Director of Public Health, Shropshire as well as healthcare professionals, academics and clinical experts who will share their knowledge and experience with the wider healthcare community.

Mike added: “Staffordshire University is intent on improving the health of people living in our communities and the more people who are informed about the early warning signs of a potentially life-threatening condition like Sepsis, the better.”

Full details on the conference which takes place between 9.30am – 3pm and how to register are available on the website or by emailing Nicola Smith n.d.smith@staffs.ac.uk.

Details of keynote speakers:

  • Georgina McNamara: Head of Training and Education, The UK Sepsis Trust 
    George is the Executive Lead Nurse for Education for the UK Sepsis Trust and has co-developed a national programme for healthcare and non-healthcare workers.

  • Dr. Ron Daniels: CEO, The UK Sepsis Trust 
    Dr Ron Daniels BEM is a Consultant in Critical Care at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, England.
    Ron is Chief Executive of the Global Sepsis Alliance. He is also Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Sepsis Trust, a registered charity.

  • Louise Ingrouille-Grove: Critical Care Outreach Nurse, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH) 
    Louise is a member of the Critical Care Team based within the Critical Care Unit at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Within this team Louise has taken on the role of Lead nurse for sepsis, designing and co-ordinating sepsis education around the Trust.

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