At last weekend’s MITSS patient safety workshop, some of us remarked out loud that it would be great to have a simple video teaching newly admitted hospital patients the importance of hand washing, and even showing them how to speak up to a staff person who doesn’t wash before touching.

Well, seek and ye shall find: this just arrived via Twitter, forwarded to us by Susan Carr, editor of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality magazine. From the good people at CDC:

I especially love that they posted (at http://www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/HandHygiene) all sorts of ways to use this resource: the embeddable code for the video, downloadable versions of the video file, a PDF transcript, and an overdubbed Spanish version (with Spanish transcript).

Hey hospitals – let us know when you’ve made this (or an equivalent) available to your patients!

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