New Jersey Has Become The Third State To Adopt Mandatory Sepsis Protocols
News from the Rory Staunton Foundation: New Jersey has become the third state to adopt mandatory sepsis protocols, known as Rory’s Regulations. The Rory Staunton Foundation has been advocating for sepsis protocols in New Jersey since 2014. In 2013, New York State became the first in the nation to establish a statewide mandate requiring all hospitals to adopt sepsis protocols. Illinois adopted the mandatory protocols in 2016.
Known as Rory’s Regulations, the protocols are designed to improve rapid identification and treatment of sepsis, providing for:
- The screening and early recognition of patients with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock;
- A process to identify and document individuals appropriate for treatment through severe sepsis protocols; and
- Guidelines for treatment including for early delivery of antibiotics.