WELCOME TO THE INTERACTIVE LIBRARY
The interactive library contains games, videos and other interactive content designed to help Infection Preventionists and Risk Managers engage caregivers in understanding the need for improved hand and surface hygiene. The communication strategy is to visualize important information using animation technology. We will use, and encourage our members to use, social media such as email, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc to reach caregivers to educate, remind and motivate them on best practices.
We will continue the library with new tools and techniques over the coming months.
TRY THESE TOOLS:
THE DOCTOR KNOWS GAME: This interactive game tests caregiver hand hygiene knowledge. Based on CDC and WHO guidelines on when and what hand hygiene regimen is indicated the game follows a Doctor doing rounds in a hospital. During his rounds the doctor will come into contact with other caregivers, patients at risk for HAI, visitors and various surfaces. There are 2 versions of the game:
- BASE GAME: Try out the base level Doctor Knows game. In this version the animation stops each time hand hygiene is indicated and asks the player to select the appropriate intervention.
- ADVANCED GAME: See if you can master the advanced game! In this version the animation does not stop and the doctor keeps moving. A slight hesitation signals an intervention should be selected. If not selected quickly the opportunity is lost.
The point scoring is based on Handwashingforlife interpretation. Selecting the best option can earn 10 or 15 points depending on the degree of risk involved. Selecting an acceptable, but not the best, option will earn 5 to 10 points. A bad choice will earn 0 points. One hint to maximize your score.... After a high risk bare hand contact Handwashingforlife advocates a general hand wash followed by sanitizing.
The maximum score achievable is 160 points. A score above 125 points is pretty good for the ADVANCED GAME.
NEONATAL CROSS CONTAMINATION: This is an animation of a study conducted by David G Oelberg et al in a NICU in Norfolk Virginia. It tracks how inert DNA is transferred from a single point of contamination throughout the unit during an 8 hour shift. The full study can be read in Pediatrics (Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics) at www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/105/2/311
The animation visualizes how hands and surfaces are complicit in the spread of contaminants throughout a healthcare setting and very clearly shows that at primary risk are the caregivers themselves. It is a powerful tool to use in training caregivers and environmental staff on the importance of real-time cleaning of common touch surfaces as well as the value of in/out hand hygiene. View NICU cross contamination
DANCING BUG e-CARD: The Dancing Bug is celebrating (and reproducing) because the surface it is contaminating has not been cleaned. The e-card is used as part of the Handwashingforlife 90 Day Challenge and the 90 Day Intervention programs but is also a fun way to remind caregivers of the importance of wiping down common touch surfaces during their shift. Send a Dancing Bug e-card