The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 2 million patients contract an infection in hospitals across the country every year. It is a serious and costly patient safety issue. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital takes preventing infections seriously, but also creatively. Its latest effort to get more employees to wash their hands is a music video take on Michael Jacksons classic, "Beat It."
"Wash Em" is a six-minute video featuring new lyrics and an inspired dance number featuring everyone from the CEO of the hospital to members of the environmental services department. It shows that preventing healthcare-acquired infections is everyones responsibility.
To see the video and learn more about Jeffersons ongoing efforts to battle infections, visit: www.jeffersonhospital.org/thedailydose.
The entire video can be seen on our YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmMGwO4N0Vc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL