Public Voting Phase of Hand Hygiene Video Contest Starts

Starting today, Feb. 9, through Feb. 22, 3M and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) invite the public to vote for its favorite video to win the “It’s In Your Hands” YouTube™ video contest for perioperative professionals.

The AORN Recommended Practices Committee recently evaluated a group of 19 entries based on their demonstration of Recommended Practices for Hand Hygiene in the Perioperative Setting, AORN, July, 2009. Three videos were selected as finalists and have now advanced to public voting on AORN’s Web site at  Finalists include:

-- Billings Clinic, Billings, Mont.

-- Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, Chapel Hill, N.C. 

-- John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, Calif.

The public is encouraged to visit to vote on their favorite of the three finalists.  There may only be one vote submitted per email address. The ultimate winner of the “It’s In Your Hands” YouTube™ video contest will be the video that receives the most votes during the public voting timeframe.

The creators of the winning video will collectively receive a $5,000 educational grant from 3M that can be redeemed for any AORN program or service and/or may also be used to purchase AORN reference materials. The winning video will be announced publicly at AORN Congress in Denver, March 13-18, 2010.