UK nurses create board game about managing diarrhea patients

A team of nurses in the United Kingdom have created a board game to help staff learn and refresh best practices for managing diarrhea patients, according to The Guardian.

Nurses from the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust created the board game, Poopology, in 2015. It aims to deliver short training sessions and an active learning experience for busy staff members.

The staff at their organization loved the game, which has a board designed like a toilet paper roll. Players have to navigate the board by answering questions about infection control best practices for diarrhea patient management. The game can be played by up to eight people.

The nurse team took the game to the trust's innovations team, who brought in Focus Games, a board game maker, that helped the nurses develop it for sale. The game has been sold in the U.S. and Australia.

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