WASHINGTON — Health care worker hand hygiene was the subject of a poignant video that received first prize during the 38th Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), according to a press release.
"Hands," created by Daniel Lieu, a student at the University of the Pacific in California, depicts the tragedy and irony of health care-associated infections (HAIs), transforming the statistics into a story of a patient who gets an infection, the release stated.
According to the release, using a contemporary musical style with a haunting melody and provocative lyrics, the video pleads with health care workers to remember that patient safety is in their hands.
"We are excited to honor the winners of APIC''s inaugural Film Festival," said Vickie Brown, APIC 2011 Annual Conference Chair.
"We hope everyone enjoys the videos and is inspired to create their own for next year''s festival," Brown added.
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