Hand hygiene rap video takes home APIC Film Festival prize

A hand hygiene music video from Anchorage-based Providence Health & Services Alaska instructing hospital staff, patients and visitors to "wet, lather, scrub, rise, dry" won the seventh annual Film Festival at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Annual Conference.

The rap video titled "Look at Me" encourages everyone to wash their hands in the name of infection prevention. "Do you really want to wake up with a cough, all because of some germs that you could've washed off?" raps the lead singer.

The video also instructs everyone to wash their hands for 20 seconds or longer.

"Utilizing a music video format to provide an overview of hand hygiene best practices is a great way to disseminate our most important infection prevention intervention," said Timothy Wiemken, PhD, chair of the APIC 2017 Annual Conference. "Providence's video is such an amazing addition to the Film Festival winner's circle, and their creation can be used as a unique tool to drive home the importance of hand hygiene."

Other videos in the Film Festival include "We're All About Those Hands!" a parody of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" from Painesville, Ohio-based Lake Health, and "Infectious Funk," an "Uptown Funk" parody from Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, W.Va.

View the winning submission below.

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