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Webinar: Maternal Sepsis
May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 2 PM EST/11 AM PST
Maternal Sepsis is the third leading cause of preventable maternal deaths in the United States. During pregnancy, childbirth, post-abortion, or the post-partum period, women are susceptible to infection as their immune system is down-regulated to protect the growing fetus. Infection may give rise to sepsis if not identified and treated promptly. However, maternal septic shock is rare. It is important to know the signs of maternal sepsis as well as screen for sepsis in the hospital for early recognition and treatment. During this webinar, you will learn about maternal sepsis recognition and treatment and how to begin the campaign to STOP maternal sepsis in your facility. In addition, Grace Ramirez, a L&D RN will present her story as a septic shock survivor.
Lori Olvera, DNP, RNC-OB, EFM-C
Perinatal Educator, Sutter Medical Center
Katarina Lannér-Cusin, MD, FACOG
Medical Director Women’s Services, Sutter Health
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Graciela Eldridge, ADN, RN
Maternal Sepsis Survivor