APIC goes Hol­ly­wood

Modern Healthcare - - Outliers -

What do dancing nurses, rap­ping doc­tors and Devo’s ’80s hit “Whip It” have in com­mon? They were all fea­tured in the win­ning videos cho­sen by the As­so­ci­a­tion for Pro­fes­sion­als in In­fec­tion Con­trol and Epi­demi­ol­ogy for its in­au­gu­ral in­fec­tion-preven­tion-themed film fes­ti­val.

The 13,000-mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tion, known as APIC, had its an­nual meet­ing last week in Bal­ti­more, and sev­eral as­pir­ing film­mak­ers were hon­ored for their work.

The win­ning en­try was a somber 4½-minute film di­rected and edited by Daniel Lieu, a stu­dent at Thomas J. Long School of Phar­macy and Health Sci­ences at the Univer­sity of the Pa­cific in Stock­ton, Calif., and pro­duced by his fa­ther, Dr. Dale Lieu, an in­fec­tious dis­eases physi­cian at Kaiser Per­ma­nente, San Diego. The video used rap mu­sic and still pho­tog­ra­phy to tell the story of a pa­tient ex­posed to a health­care-associated in­fec­tion.

In an­other, slightly more light­hearted en­try, clin­i­cians from Driscoll Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Cor­pus Christi, Texas, danced and scrubbed their hands to a tune called “Wash ’em,” set to the tune of Devo’s “Whip It.” That film nabbed the sec­ond-run­ner-up spot.

This year’s win­ners, along with sev­eral other en­tries, can be seen on YouTube.

The win­ning en­try was cre­ated by a group of col­lege stu­dents from Cal­i­for­nia, and pro­duced by the fa­ther of one of them.

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