CRH to have seminar on sepsis

Columbus Regional Health will have a seminar to discuss sepsis and how to prevent it.

The seminar will feature Dr. Barbara McLean and Chris Newkirk, registered nurse, who will talk about what sepsis is and how to identify and prevent it. The seminar will be from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Mill Race Center in downtown Columbus. It is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Sepsis happens when the body has an overly-heightened response to an infection, according to the Mayo Clinic. Typically, the body releases chemicals to fight infections. But when the reaction is out of whack, it can trigger a chain reaction that can damage several organs and even be fatal. Sepsis is considered a life-threatening medical emergency.

The seminar is part of the Mill Race Center Connect series, a series of free educational events that are open to the public.