UK nurse's 'Game of Stools' board game aims to help providers better manage C diff

A nurse, based in Wales in the United Kingdom, developed a board game focused on Clostridium difficile to help healthcare providers more thoroughly understand and fight the infection, according to a Nursing Standard report.

The game, known as Game of Stools, features teams of players asking and answering questions about C. diff as they compete with each other, while trying to avoid "ending up in isolation with the infection," according to the report.

The nurse, Gareth Pierce Jones, conducted a trial of the board game, during which 85 clinicians played the game and completed pre-and post-game quizzes about C. diff.

Nearly all the clinicians answered more questions accurately in the post-game quiz as compared to the pre-game one. They also reported the game helped increase their knowledge regarding clinical factors, risk factors and transmission of the infection.

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