Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past year, you’ll have heard Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, the jaunty pop spectacular that dominated the music charts and could make even your 90-year-old gran tap her toes at family discos.
It’s a romp of a song that everyone knows – so what better way to teach people about effective hand hygiene than to borrow the famous tune?
That’s the thinking behind the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust’s latest parody video of Uptown Funk (entitled Let’s Wash), which has reached almost 10,000 views on YouTube.
The video takes Mark Ronson’s hit and changes the lyrics to describe effective hand hygiene practice.
Uptown Hygiene, serious message
Speaking to local news site Western Morning News, Louise Dickinson, nurse consultant & joint director for infection prevention and control, said, “The video is a fun way to get across a serious message that is relevant not only to those delivering direct patient care, but to every one of us who visits patient areas, including visitors.
“We must all feel empowered to challenge anyone who is not washing their hands when they should be, no matter what their position within the Trust might be.
“We must also make sure patients are able to wash their hands whenever necessary. They are simple steps but one’s that can have a huge impact on the well being of patients and ourselves.”
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