How Can Playing Games Help Control Hospital Infections?

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Games based learning may provide an innovative approach to the control of health care associated infections in hospitals. Learning consultants at VEGA, are working with two NHS Trusts, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, and North West Ambulance Service Trust, using video games, also known as game-based learning, to encourage improved infection control awareness and adherence to procedures.

The Health Protection Agency's fifth annual conference, taking place at the University of Warwick from September 17 -19 2007, will hear from Steve Jarvis, from VEGA, who is working with both NHS Trusts on the games based learning project. Steve says:

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