The seemingly innocuous cut was covered up with plasters by a teacher at the time – but four days later, Rory died of severe septic shock.
Their aim was to raise awareness about – and encourage the introduction of protocols around – identifying and treating sepsis so that other parents wouldn’t suffer as they did.
On January 29, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all hospitals in New York State would be required to adopt evidence-based protocols, known as Rory’s Regulations, for the early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
According to a recent New York State report into how hospital performance has improved since the introduction of the ‘Sepsis Care Improvement Initiative’, more people with sepsis are being identified and treated earlier – and fewer people are dying.
“Despite the early nature of this initiative we can demonstrate encouraging improvements,” the report said.
Sepsis mortality figures in New York from the beginning of …