In 2012, 12-year-old Rory Staunton died from undiagnosed sepsis, apparently related to a cut on his arm that had occurred while playing basketball. This led to new rules in New York, called Rory's Regulations.
Patients treated in 11 large trauma centers failed to get appropriate follow-up to mild traumatic brain injury. In fact, according to a recent study, many don’t even receive educational materials about their injury.
Based on treatment guidelines, emergency clinicians sometimes are hesitant to use IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in stroke patients on anticoagulation therapy. Yet research discussed at the International Stroke Conference earlier this year indicates that being on anticoagulants should not prohibit tPA use in acute ischemic stroke patients, study authors determined.