What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 270,000 Americans each year.

Victoria Bermudez


On February 10, my six-year-old Victoria was rushed to ER by ambulance, after a heaven-sent doctor from Urgent Care diagnosed that Victoria was very ill. Upon arriving to ER, Victoria had already tested positive for influenza A (Sepsis and Influenza) and strep A at the urgent facility. Doctors planned to paralyze Victoria and intubate (place a “breathing tube”) to allow her left lung, which had a little pneumonia, to heal and move on. Victoria woke up during the procedure and threw up. This was followed by two cardiac arrests. Her organs began to fail. She was going into septic shock, …

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It’s About Time™

It’s About TIME™ is a national initiative to raise awareness of sepsis and the urgent need to seek treatment when symptoms are recognized.

Early detection is the best hope to survive and limit disabilities when sepsis is present.
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Upcoming Events

GE Sponsored Webinar – Can We Help ‘Solve’ Sepsis Together? Biomarkers: We Just Need To Be Better Listeners

September 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 18 Time: 2 – 2:45 PM EST/ 11 – 11:45 AM PST Description: The human body has evolved to have a system of biomarker messengers, and we …

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Denver Sepsis Challenge – Colorado

September 21, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Inaugural Denver Sepsis Challenge is coming to Great Lawn Park on September 21. Join fellow sepsis awareness advocates to walk or run, while recognizing Sepsis Awareness Month and the …

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Webinar – The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

September 24, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, September 24 Time: 2PM EST/ 11AM PST Description: Appropriate antibiotic use is critical to improve patient outcomes and reduce adverse harm and antibiotic resistance. Half of all antibiotic …

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Sepsis News

Sepsis Alliance Raises $250,000+ to Save Lives from Sepsis, the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

September 16, 2019

America’s Got Talent stars Angelica Hale and Daniel Emmet joined the fight against sepsis, performing for sepsis survivors, tireless advocates, and healthcare providers dedicated to improving sepsis treatment. New York …

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School Nurses and Staff, Learning About Sepsis During Sepsis Awareness Month

September 6, 2019

September is well underway, which means students are back at school, daycares are back to their routines, and after-school activities have restarted. As we send our children off, we know …

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Sepsis Awareness Month Declared in California

September 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Yesterday the Senate of the State of California designated September 2019 as Sepsis Awareness Month in the state, noting that while sepsis is a serious, large and …

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