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.

Rowan Brand


This is what happened to my son Rowan. I’m Mariana his mum, dad James, brother Oliver and sister Eleanor. I was 5 months pregnant with Eleanor at the time. In March 2015 whilst play fighting with his brother, Rowan was pushed backwards fell through the fireguard and burnt his bottom. My husband pulled him away as quickly as he could off it, and we dealt with the burn. Straight afterwards we rang 111 and we were told to go to A&E. We did so. In A&E we waited a few hours, maybe 3, to be seen, Rowan was still in …

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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

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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Sepsis Takes More Lives Than Opioid Overdoses, But Most Adults Don’t Know

September 3, 2019

Most U.S. Adults Mistakenly Believe More Lives Lost to Opioid Overdoses than to Sepsis – 3rd Leading Cause of Death   Survey reveals many U.S. adults are more aware of …

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