Orlaith Staunton, co-founder of the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention, and her daughter looked at each other in disbelief. They felt they were watching history repeat itself as a basketball coach bandaged a cut for one of his players, but without taking the precaution of cleaning the wound beforehand. That was the same scenario they believe led to sepsis and ultimately the death of Orlaith’s son Rory.
In a new post on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Orlaith explains the Rory Staunton Foundation’s back-to-basics approach to prevent infections that could lead to sepsis. Since one of the back-to-basics principles is the importance of hand washing, this message is particularly timely as we mark World Hand Hygiene day on May 5.
Read more about this family and their work to prevent infections and sepsis on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog.
The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention is a project partner of HCA’s Stop Sepsis at Home initiative with representation on our Steering Committee.