For all Staff

Stopping the Spread


Description
These educational videos are primarily intended for healthcare workers at hospitals, surgery centers and other healthcare facilities that provide patient care services. These videos, which range in length from 3-5 minutes, are focused on preventing infections in hospitals.

Rationale
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. More than 99,000
lives are lost to HAIs
each year across the United States, making healthcare associated infections the fourth leading cause of death.
Many HAIs occur because healthcare workers fail to adhere to basic hand hygiene and infection control practices. Healthcare education has a major and pivotal role in improving the hygiene behaviors in our healthcare workers. Important infection control messages need to be delivered in an accessible and useful format that positively impacts the behavior of healthcare workers.
This interesting and memorable video course was designed from the ground up to educate healthcare workers, patients and family members and to create a culture of healthcare safety that enhances our efforts to reduce the incidence of HAIs.

Intended Audience
These educational videos are targeted to healthcare workers at hospitals, surgery centers and other healthcare facilities that provide patient care services.

Learning Objectives
After reviewing all the videos, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the impact of healthcare infections on families and lives.
  • Describe how pathogens can be spread in the process of providing care.
  • Describe how a culture of safety can help to prevent infection.
  • Identify who is responsible for infection prevention.
  • Apply skills to confront other healthcare workers not complying with basic infection control measures.
  • Describe to patient family members the principles of contact isolation and how to don a gown, wash hands and use gloves.


Instructions for Completion
View each video and answer the question at the end of each video. The videos do not have to be viewed in sequence. To be credited with viewing a video, you must view the entire video and answer the question at the end of the video. You may print a transcript of completion for your records.

Technical Requirements
The system is compatible with all modern browsers including Firefox, IE 9+, Chrome, Safari and Opera. It is also compatible with browsers of recent mobile devices (IOS and Android). Each video contains audio, so your computer must have audio enabled to get the full experience.

Faculty:
Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Luke F. Chen, MBBS, FRACP
Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Paul Thacker, II
Administrative Director, DICON
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Presented By
This material is presented by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON). The information provided in these videos is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
Content
  • Instructions and Objectives
  • Make Hand Hygiene a Habit (4:02)
  • Make Hand Hygiene a Habit: Quick Quiz
  • Who Do Gloves Really Protect? (3:53)
  • Who Do Gloves Really Protect: Quick Quiz
  • Confronting Non-compliance (3:03)
  • Confronting Non-compliance: Quick Quiz
  • Poor Excuses for Poor Hand Hygiene (3:12)
  • Poor Excuses for Poor Hand Hygiene: Quick Quiz
  • What is Contact Isolation? (3:48)
  • What is Contact Isolation: Quick Quiz
  • Infection Control: A Mother's Perspective (6:39)
  • Infection Control: A Mother's Perspective: Quick Quiz
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever