Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention

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The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention works to increase public awareness of sepsis, an extreme response to any kind of infection. Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the United States,claiming more lives than AIDS, breast and prostate cancers, and stroke combined: between 250,000 and 500,000 annually. Because sepsis is preventable through good hygiene and wound care and treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early, it is essential that all students and their parents understand the dangers and signs of sepsis and how it can be prevented and treated.  The Foundation has developed a series of interactive lessons and learning tools to teach students in grades K-12 about infection and sepsis. The Foundation was established in 2012 following the preventable death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton who died when a graze acquired playing basketball at school led to sepsis which went undiagnosed and untreated. For more information, visit www.rorystauntonfoundationforsepsis.org.

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Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:53am
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How does my skin protect me from getting sick? This lesson teaches us how our skin protects us from bacterial infections. A person’s body can become...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:20pm
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Why is it important to wash our hands, cuts and bites? This lesson teaches ways that we can help prevent infection and control the spread of germs...
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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:34pm
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  • Health
  • Pre-K, K-2
Why is it important to clean our cuts? We will begin learning that when we get a cut, it must be cleaned and then covered. This lesson teaches the...
Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention
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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:35pm
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How does a bacterial infection start, spread and turn into sepsis? This lesson teaches students how easily harmful germs can spread and introduces...
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How do you properly care for a cut when you are not feeling well, to help stop the spread of infections that lead to sepsis? Together we will read...
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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:29pm
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  • Health
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
How are bacteria shared, and can washing my hands help protect me from getting sick? This lesson teaches that washing our hands helps to protect us...
Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:46am
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What makes sepsis a public health emergency? Students will establish criteria for identifying a public health emergency and discuss sepsis as an...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:57am
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How can prevention strategies influence sepsis? After learning about the basics of sepsis, students will review prevention strategies. Throughout the...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:56am
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  • Health
  • High School
How can students apply global health concerns to raise their self-awareness about their own infections, health and illnesses? Students will learn new...
What are the roles of community advocates in effecting changes to our healthcare systems to reduce the rate of sepsis, sepsis-related deaths and...