Docs Use Black Eyed Peas’ “Pump It” to Encourage Cleanliness
We love how these dancing doctors are encouraging folks to wash their hands.
Staff at Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California made a hand hygiene video to the tune, “Pump It” by the Black Eyed Peas. The video is a submission for the first ever infection prevention film festival for the APIC2011 in Baltimore.
APIC2011 is a conference hosted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Paradise Valley “Pump It” video is one of 40 videos submitted to the conference to help medical staff remember best practices that help keep them and patients safe.
Hospital infections reportedly kill 48,000 people in the United Stated each year. Sherilyn Fagan is the manager of infection control at Paradise Valley Hospital. She spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America” about the importance of the campaign.
“If you have six patients that you’re taking care of, you get so busy running from one task to another to another and hand hygiene sometimes suffers,” said Fagan. “Unless you wash your hands between every patient, you could very easily spread an infection.”
Click here to see other hand hygiene videos submitted to APIC 2011 film festival.