Major Announcements

At the Forum, the Rory Staunton Foundation announced three major initiatives designed to raise general awareness and knowledge of sepsis and improve hospital diagnoses and treatment of sepsis patients.

       1. Education and Awareness

  • The Foundation launched a national sepsis awareness campaign to educate the public about the Signs of Sepsis. The campaign will continue to grow and target specific audiences, including school children and parents. Download the Signs of Sepsis here.
  • To educate a new generation to protect itself against sepsis, the Foundation has developed a new education module designed to teach middle and high school students about the science of infectious diseases, with a special focus on sepsis. The module will be piloted in classrooms in New York this month. The unit meets Centers for Disease Control National Health Education Standards, Common Core Standards, and AP Biology Curriculum Framework.

        2. The 2020 Vision

The Rory Staunton Foundation announced its intention to work towards the implementation of Rory’s Regulations in every state by 2020. In 2013, New York State became the first in the nation to implement statewide sepsis protocols. The protocols, known as “Rory’s Regulations”, mandate that all hospitals in the State must adopt best practices for the early identification and treatment of sepsis, which is the number one killer in hospitals in the United States.

        3. The National Family Council on Sepsis

The Rory Staunton Foundation officially announced the formation of the National Family Council on Sepsis. The Council is a coalition of those who have been affected by sepsis or who share the Foundation’s commitment to reducing deaths from sepsis. The Council has two overarching functions: Support and Action. Click here or more information about the Family Council.


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