Free Sepsis Materials to Help Save a Life

Sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency that causes 1 in 3 deaths in U.S. hospitals. Some of these deaths are preventable.

We need your help in continuing to shine a light on this important topic year-round, as Sepsis Awareness Month ends. CDC offers FREE Get Ahead of Sepsis materials for patients, families, and healthcare professionals. These materials can help you learn the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and ACT FAST if you suspect sepsis. Start the conversation about sepsis today to help save a life.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Download FREE educational materials—including fact sheets, brochures, and posters—available in English and Spanish.
  2. Order FREE hardcopy materials* two ways:
            CLICK Select “Sepsis” from the Programs drop-down menu and click “Search.”


    CALL 1-800-CDC-INFO.

    3. Share these materials so you, your family, and your patients can prevent infections that can lead to sepsis and spot the signs and symptoms early when sepsis happens.

To learn more about sepsis and how to prevent infections, visit

*Note: CDC’s fulfillment house is able to process a limited number of orders each day. If you see that a particular material is temporarily unavailable, please try again another day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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