The annual Christmas BMJ is always good for a laugh. This year, one of the featured articles introduces the idea of using the tune of Frère Jacques to help memorise the WHO’s six-step hand hygiene technique.
And here’s the song in action:
You have to sing this. Out loud. Loud.
On the twelth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Twelve bowels running
Eleven lines infecting
Ten kids a whooping
Nine hand hygiene dancers
Eight babes a milking
Seven stools a swimming
Six geese a sneezing
No g-o-l-d rings*
Four oozing wounds
Three copper pens
Two sterile golves
And – an – outbreak – in – a – phylogenetic – tree.
* Plain metal bands allowed.
This blog is inspired by a tweet from @IPS_Infection:
Image: HMS Beagle Blog (awaiting permission).
If your Christmas Stocking disappointed, perhaps we can help. There were loads of fascinating articles published during 2013 that I had on my list to cover on the blog, but just ran out of time. So, rather than letting them fall into the ether, I thought I’d point you in their general direction!
New and novel aspects of environmental contamination:
Which interventions work to control hospital transmission?
Photo credit: Bo Insogna.