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

Sepsis Coordinator Network Webinar – Post-Sepsis Syndrome: Recognition and Management

December 12, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, December 12 Time: 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST Description: Post-sepsis syndrome affects up to 50% sepsis survivors, and is associated with cognitive, physical, and mental health impairments. …

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Webinar – Antibiotic Stewardship and Sepsis: A Balancing Act (2019 Update)

December 19, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, December 19 Time: 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST Description: This webinar will present an overview of antibiotic stewardship and recent research regarding antibiotic treatments and sepsis care. …

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Sepsis News

Elizabeth Mockapetris Joins Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors

December 2, 2019

  Northern California sepsis awareness advocate Elizabeth Mockapetris joins the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors to help save lives from sepsis – the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.  …

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HIV/AIDS Still an Ongoing Problem: World AIDS Day, December 1

December 1, 2019

In the early 1980s, healthcare professionals in North America were facing a disease they had never heard of, AIDS. Some doctors were treating young men with unusual infections and others …

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Romaine Lettuce Recalled Again – New E. Coli Contamination

November 29, 2019

Last November there was an outbreak of E. coli infection due to contaminated Romaine lettuce. The infection caused serious illnesses up until the end of the year. Unfortunately, the problem is …

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