Sepsis is the leading killer of infants and children worldwide and kills more than 250,000 Americans each year. On 1 April 2012, 12-year-old Rory Staunton died from sepsis after grazing his arm while playing basketball at school. This account by Rory's parents Orlaith and Ciaran Staunton describes the multiple errors by the school and different healthcare professionals that led to their son's death - from the wound not being cleaned by the school, to Rory's paediatrician missing key sepsis warning signs and the ER's failure to read Rory's blood test results that showed he was seriously ill.
The article also includes a link to a short video where Orlaith and Ciaran describe what happened to Rory.
PSMF - Patient story: Rory Staunton (8 February 2017) https://psmf.org/patient-safety/patient-stories/rory-staunton/?mc_cid=132ce1f16f&mc_eid=110b6c906f
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