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Sepsis Awareness Month

Champions of Sepsis

Sepsis Champions stories profile patients and their family members who have worked diligently to raise awareness of sepsis in order to reduce sepsis deaths. Sepsis Champions also features select physicians and hospitals that have taken great initiative in adopting sepsis protocols, early diagnostic testing and other best practices in the identification and management of the septic patient.

Learn More About Sepsis Care Management

Nurses Know Sepsis™

Nurses are on the front lines of patient care every day. It’s important as a first responder to know and understand the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Listen to interviews to learn:

  1. How sepsis affects nurses in their work
  2. Best practices from nurses to help aid in the early detection of sepsis.
  3. About the Sepsis Awareness initiatives that nurses are leading that would be beneficial to other healthcare facilities or patients.
Listen to Nurses Know Sepsis Interviews


Watch the inspiring video of sepsis survivor Patricia Cragen and her family as they experience a once in a lifetime event at Strike Out Sepsis Day with the St. Louis Cardinals on August 31, 2015. Watch Video >

See highlights from the Second National Forum on Sepsis, held September 16, 2015 in Washington, DC, and learn more about the Rory Staunton Foundation’s initiatives to raise awareness and knowledge about sepsis. Watch Video >


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  • Procalcitonin: A Novel Biomarker for Bacterial Infections and Sepsis - Download
  • Procalcitonin Over Time - Download
  • Blood Culture: A Key Investigation for Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections - Download


Sepsis: Know From Day One.

Anyone can get sepsis at any time in their lives. The disease can be extremely difficult to diagnose, as the primary symptoms mimic the symptoms of other critical care conditions. In treating sepsis, the first hour can be critical, the first 24 can be decisive; though risk can be assessed for the first 96. This site is meant to serve as a resource for patients, nurses and doctors to learn everything they need to know about sepsis: from early diagnosis to risk assessment over time. 

  • Sepsis Information & Diagnosis
  • Procalcitonin
  • Diagnostic Systems
  • Patient Education
  • Nurses Know Sepsis™
  • Physician Education
  • News
  • Events