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.

Hayden Butler


On April 1st of 2016 I had a Lap nissan done to rid me of acid reflux and repair a hiatal hernia. Throughout the next week I felt fine and thought I was getting better. However my girlfriend noticed something different. She said I felt warm and pale. I told her constantly I am fine and it’s nothing to worry about. 2 days later everything would change. On the 9th I would wake up and go to the bathroom like a normal human, but as soon as I finished something was very wrong. My abdomen felt as if I had …

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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

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 Awareness Superhero Challenge

September 28, 2019 | 12:00 am

Sepsis affects 26 million people annually worldwide. Help raise sepsis awareness and honor those affected by sepsis by joining advocates across the globe on this one day, September 28, 2019, …

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Sepsis Coordinator Network webinar – Informatics Basics

October 1, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, October 1 Time: 2PM EST/ 11AM PST Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) and other forms of Cognitive Computing are becoming more prevalant in healthcare, but many healthcare providers may …

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Sepsis News

21 States Have Issued Sepsis Awareness Month Proclamations

September 20, 2019

Sepsis Awareness Month is in its ninth year. When Sepsis Alliance first designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month, it was a quiet affair, with some hospitals, healthcare professionals, survivors, and …

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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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