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Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention  

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 on sepsis prevention visit the Rory Staunton Foundation website.

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Germ Gems: Bacteria Are Everywhere!
Common Core
Check out this lesson for Sepsis Awareness Month! How does my skin protect me from getting sick? This lesson teaches us how our skin protects us from...
The Sick Tick: Tori’s Story
Common Core
Check out this lesson for Sepsis Awareness Month! Why is it important to wash our hands, cuts and bites? This lesson teaches ways that we can help...
The Troublesome Germs
Common Core
Check out this lesson for Sepsis Awareness Month! How does a bacterial infection start, spread and turn into sepsis? This lesson teaches students how...
Nurse Nancy & Practicing Hygiene for Better Health
Common Core
Check out this lesson on sepsis prevention for Sepsis Awareness Month! How do you properly care for a cut when you are not feeling well, to help stop...
OUCH! I GOT A CUT!
  • Health
  • Pre-K, K-2
Check out this lesson for Sepsis Awareness Month! Why is it important to clean our cuts? We will begin learning that when we get a cut, it must be...
Wash Those Hands!
  • Health
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Check out this lesson on sepsis prevention for Sepsis Awareness Month! How are bacteria shared, and can washing my hands help protect me from getting...
Sepsis: A Public Health Emergency
Common Core
Check out this lesson for Sepsis Awareness Month! What makes sepsis a public health emergency? Students will establish criteria for identifying a...
Sepsis Prevention Strategies
Check out this lesson on sepsis prevention for Sepsis Awareness Month! How can prevention strategies influence sepsis? After learning about the...
The Signs of Sepsis & Self-Advocacy
  • Health
  • High School
Check out this lesson for Sepsis Awareness Month! How can students apply global health concerns to raise their self-awareness about their own...
Town Hall Meeting for a Healthier Community
Check out this lesson for Sepsis Awareness Month! What are the roles of community advocates in effecting changes to our healthcare systems to reduce...