NurseSingingThanks to everyone who entered the Infection Control Week song contest! The winner is Lori Seeley of Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops.

You can see the winning entry below – and all the entries. (We were going to post the Top 5, but they were all so good; we had a hard time choosing the winner!) And a special mention goes to Royal Inland Hospital for having the most entries!

Winner

Toucha, Toucha, Touch me (from the Rocky Horror Picture Show)

Lori Seeley, Royal Inland Hospital

I was feeling done in, couldn’t win
When I hit the hospital door
This place will save me, ever one cares deeply
Now I learn of hidden dangers galore.

Now all I want to know is how you show
You are clean and germ free coming through the door
I can’t put up resistance, but I want to stay the distance
I’ve got a bug I’m fighting, I need assistance

If you’re gonna touch me, I don’t want you to be dirty
LoriSeeleySharing germs could chill me or kill me
Creature of the blight.

Then if anything grows, I will know
You missed the hand wash routine
That’s just one small fraction of the main attraction
You need clean hands before you take action

If you’re gonna touch me, I don’t want you to be dirty
Sharing germs could chill me or kill me
Creature of the blight.

Runner-Up

I will Sanitize (I will Survive)

Janice LaPlante, Royal Inland Hospital

At first I was afraid I was contagious
Kept thinkin’ that that would be outrageous!
But then I spent so many nights
Thinkin’ how I could wash and scrub my palms
And I grew strong and I learned how to get along
And now you’re back, invading my space
I just washed off and now you found me,
a germ upon my face
I should have used that sanitizer
I should have been a whole lot wiser
If I’d have known, you’d come back to bother me
Go on now go, get off my skin, Just wash off now
(’cause) you’re not welcome anymore
You were the one who tried to make me sick
with your dirty little tricks
You tried to transmit,
But did you think I’d lay down and die?
Oh no, not I.
I will sanitize
Oh as long as I know how to cleanse.
I’ve got all my life to live,
I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll sanitize,
I will sanitize. Hey hey.

All other entries (in random order)

ABBA – “Take a Chance on Me”

Anne Ross, Royal Inland Hospital

“Wash your Hands for Me”

If you wash your hands, you’re the first in line
Honey, you’re germ free
Wash your hands for me.

If you need me, let me know, gonna be around.
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone when the dirty hands are shown

Honey, I’m germ free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie,
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Wash your hands for me
(That’s all I ask of you honey)
Wash your hands for me

Wash Wash Baby!  To the tune of Ice Ice Baby, by Vanilla Ice

Nadine Hall, Royal Inland Hospital

Yo, infection control, let’s KICK IT!

Wash wash baby,
Wash wash baby,
Alright stop! The patient care and listen,
Germs are back with some brand new infections.
They will grab a hold of you tightly,
Keep you up coughin’ daily and nightly.
Will it ever stop?
Yo, I hope so!
Don’t wash your hands, and they’ll grow,
To the extreme they’re make you sick like pneumonia,
Run through your body when they jump up on ya!

Wash!
Fo’ and after eatin your food.
And don’t you forget, when you use the washroom!
Deadly!
When they invade they’re not friendly!
They’ll make your whole crew sick incredibly!
Wash it, or spread it,
You better kill germs!
You better wash well cause they’ll make you squirm!
If there is a hiding place, yo, they’ll find it!
So was up your hands and don’t touch that doorknob!

Wash wash baby, you gotta
Wash wash baby, you gotta
Wash wash baby, you gotta
Wash wash baby!

Georgia Satellites – Keep your hands to yourself

Keep Your Germs to YOURSELF! By Joy Bjornberg RN

I got a little patient in my room, going jingle lingle ling,
Want infection control on the phone, the nurses give her a ring
But each time we talk I get the same old thing
Always no examin, no touchin until I get my hands clean!
No Dr.’s and nurses don’t put your patients at risk, oh
She said don’t give me no lines and keep your germs to yourself!

Oh infection control lady why you want to treat me this way
You know I still care for the patients each and ever-y day
That’s when she told me a story ‘bout spreadin those germs
She said no examin, no touchin, and she held that line firm!
Now Dr.’s and nurses don’t put your patients at risk, oh
She said don’t give me no lines and keep your germs to yourself!

You see I wanted to heal them real bad, and I was washin my hands
That’s when started talkin, gel in, gel out, yea that’s right.
I said, for my patients I’ll do it, because I know it’s right
She said no examin, no touchin, cuz that could be their life!
No Dr.’s and nurses don’t put your patients at risk, oh
She said don’t give me no lines and keep your germs to yourself!

These eyes/ These hands by. The Guess Who (Bachman/Cummings)

Gillian Whelan, Interior Health

These eyes cry every night for you   – These hands I wash all day long for you
These arms long to hold you again   –   These arms I’ll scrub them too
The hurtin’s on me yeah  – The soap is on me yeah
But I will never be free no my baby, no no – So I will always be clean oh my baby oh oh
You gave a promise to me yeah and you broke it, you broke it. Oh, no.
I gave a promise to you and I’ll keep it , I’ll keep it oh yeah
These eyes watched you bring my world to an end- These fingers scrubbed rinsed and dried.
This heart could not accept and pretend- This girl cannot accept any less
The hurtin’s on me  yeah- The soap is on me yeah
But I will never be free no no no – And I will always be clean oh oh oh
You took the vow with me yeah- Take the clean vow with me yeah
You spoke it, you spoke it, babe- Lets scrub it, lets scrub it, babe

CHORUS:
These eyes are cryin- These hands I’m scrubbin
These eyes have seen a lot of loves- These hands have seen alot of germs
But they’re never gonna see another one like I had with you- But there always gonna kill those ugly germs for you
These eyes are cryin- These hands are scrubbin
These eyes have seen a lot of loves – These hands hands have seen a lot of germs
But they’re never gonna see another one like a I had with you- But they’re always gonna kill those ugly germs for you.

We Are The Champions

Debbie Moores, Shuswap Lake Hospital

I’ve spread some germs
Time after time
I’ve done my part
And committed this crime.
Transmission by touch
I’ve done this too
But I’ve had the chance to change my ways
And I’ve come through

For I am the champion over germs
And I’ll keep on fighting them on my terms,
I am a champion,
I am a champion,
Solution by dilution
Cause I am the champion over germs.

Don’t be a bum,
Wash off the scum;
Make a clean scene
Practice good hygiene.
Give soap a chance’
Some scrubbing too;
Try spreading protection instead of infection
The whole day through.

For we’ll be the champions over germs,
And we’ll keep on fighting them on our terms;
We are the champions,
We are the champions,
Solution by dilution
Cause we are the Champions over germs.

Hey Flu, to the tune of Hey Jude

Anne Dorval, Royal Inland Hospital

Hey flu, don’t make it bad
I’m a sad sack, under the weather,
Remember, inoculate from the start,
And do my part to make it better.

Hey flu, don’t be a plague,
There was vaccine, but didn’t get ‘er
Why didn’t, I let it under my skin,
I might begin, to now feel better.

And you can bet that I’m in pain,
So sick, again,
I should have had vaccine in my shoulder,
And now I feel like such a fool,
I’m hot, Then cool,
I feel like I’ve been hit by a boulder.

Na na na na na na na na na

Hey flu, you got me down
How I wish I’d rolled up my sweater,
And now I
will pass you on to my friends,
It never ends
And they’ll all get ‘er.

I’ll sweat it out, and I’ll stay in
To my chagrin,
I’ll wait till I’m no longer infectious,
And don’t you know I’m feeling blue
Hey flu, you do,
make me the most miserable of wretches.

Na na na na na na na na na……

Hey flu, you make it bad,
I’m a sad sack, under the weather,
Next year with the flu shot under my skin,
I can begin, to make it better, better, better, better, better, better ohhhh!

Na na na na na na na na……
Hey flu……

What is Soap?

Justine Elliot, Interior Health

What is Soap
Oh germs, don’t hurt me
Don’t hurt me no more
Oh, Germs don’t hurt me
Don’t hurt me no more

What is Soap
Yeah

Oh, I don’t know why your so bubbly
I give you my hands, and you start your disinfection
killing harmful bacteria and preventing infection

What is Soap
Oh Germs, don’t hurt me
Don’t hurt me no more
What is Soap
Oh Germs, don’t hurt me
Don’t hurt me no more

Whoa whoa whoa, oooh oooh
Whoa whoa whoa, oooh oooh

Hey Staff (Sing to Hey Jude)

Sarah Farmer, Royal Inland Hospital

Hey staff, don’t make it bad.
Do your hand wash and make it better.
Remember the four moments of hand hygiene,
Then you can start to make it better.

Hey Staff, don’t be afraid.
You were made to protect your patient.
The minute you stop and clean up your hands,
Then you begin to make it better.

And anytime you feel the pain, hey staff, refrain,
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By keeping his gloves on after  procedures.

Hey Staff, don’t let me down.
You have found Avagard, now go and get it.
Remember to put it onto your hands,
Then you can start to make it better.

So let it out and let it in, hey Staff, begin,
We’re waiting for you to set an example .
And don’t you know that it’s not just you, hey Staff, but you’ll do,
The moment  you  model the right hygiene behaviour.

Hey Staff, don’t make it bad.
Do your hand wash and make it better.
Remember the four moments of hand hygiene,
Then you can start to make it better.

Better better better better better better, oh!

Na na na na na ,na na na, hey Staff…

Simon and Garfunkel……Feelin’ Groovy

Anonymous

Slow Down, you wash too fast,
Gotta Make the cleaning last
Scrubbing up and down your hand
Gotta be clean and feelin’ groovy

Hello bugs there, watcha knowing
I’ve come to wash to keep you from growin’
Ain’t got no time for you
Gotta be clean and feelin’ groovy

Ba da da da da da da, clean and groovy

Call Me Maybe

Amy Bhullar, Royal Inland Hospital

“Wash my hands please!”

You came to visit ER
Diarrhea attends
We sent it off for C-Diff
Isolate me Please!

Please prevent needle sticks
We don’t want a near miss
Take the sharps off the tray
Don’t want them in the way!

Gloves, gown, mask if coughing
Does the patient need isolating?
Isolation precautions to the rescue
Protection against body fluids that spew!

Flu seasons fast approaching
Cover your mouth when sneezing
Stay home if feeling unwell
Please use the hand sanitizing gel!

Hey I just touched that!
And that is dirty..
And just remind me
To wash my hands please!

Its easy to stay clean
Follow appropriate precautions
and just remind me
To wash  my hands please!

Hey I just touched that!
And that is dirty..
But just remind me
To wash my hands please!

I Have MRSA (Sung to Call Me Maybe)

The Infection Prevention Department, Bayhealth Medical Center

I threw a wish in the well,
Don’t ask me, I’ll never tell
I looked to you as it fell,
And now you wash your hands

We are infection prevention,
We break the chain of infection
I was looking for soap,
The germs will have no hope.

With the Water goin’,
C. diff, on the run and
Hand gel, hands-not-gellin’
How often are you washin’, baby?

Hey I just met you
And I have MRSA
But I wash my hands
So it won’t curse ya’

It’s hard to see if,
Your hands are clean
But I wash my hands
So they won’t curse ya’

Hey I just met you
And I have MRSA
But I wash my hands
So it won’t curse ya’

And all the other staff
Do the same
So wash your hands,
it’s not a game.

Nobody’s perfect at all,
Just keep your nails real small,
You’re in it for the long-haul
Infection ends today

I wash, I rinse, and I dry,
Hand gel I often apply,
Don’t worry I do not lie,
Infection can be sly.

With the Water goin’,
C. diff, on the run and
Hand gel, hands-not-gellin’
How often are you washin’, baby?

Hey I just met you
And I have MRSA
But I wash my hands
So it won’t curse ya’

It’s hard to see if,
Your hands are clean
But I wash my hands
So they won’t curse ya’

Hey I just met you
And I have MRSA
But I wash my hands
So it won’t curse ya’

It’s hard to see if,
Your hands are clean
But I wash my hands
So they won’t curse ya’

Before I came into your room,
My hands were so clean
My hands were so clean
My hands were so, so clean

Before I came into your room,
My hands were so clean
My hands were so clean
My hands were so, so clean

It’s hard to see if,
Your hands are clean
But I wash my hands
So they won’t curse ya’

Hey I just met you
And I have MRSA
But I wash my hands
So they won’t curse ya’

It’s hard to see if,
Your hands are clean
But I wash my hands
So they won’t curse ya’

Before I came into your room,
My hands were so clean
My hands were so clean
My hands were so, so clean

Before I came into your room,
My hands were so clean
And you should know that

I have MRSA.

Beatles Medley

Danny Zanbilowicz and Toby Krell, St. Joseph’s General Hospital

Help to the tune of “Help”

Help- to clean your body, help- not just any body, help- to disinfect yourself – help!
When you come in a room you wanna wash your hands
Take off your rings and watch except for simple bands.
Make sure your nails are short and no nail art displayed
and keep  the polish off to stop MRSA.

Chorus
Wash Up every time and you will feeeel
so much cleaner as you stop c-Difficile.
Cough into your elbow pub lic ly
Won’t you please, act responsibly?

If you can’t wash your hands then use handrub instead
Make sure you use it every time you near the bed
When work is done and you are walking out the door
make sure you take the time to use a little more.

Chorus
Wash Up every time and you will feeeel
so much cleaner as you stop c-difficile.
Cough into your elbow you should do
to avoid spreading the flu.

Put on your gloves each time before you do a task
And if you hear a cough, be sure to wear a mask.
But take your gloves off just as soon as you are done
Which keeps your skin intact and soft for everyone.

Chorus
Wash Up every time and you will feeeel
so much cleaner as you stop c-difficile.
Cough into your elbow you should do
to avoid spreading the flu, the flu, the fluuuu.

Germs to the tune of “Chains” (very early Beatles song)

Danny Zanbilowicz and Toby Krell, St. Joseph’s General Hospital

Germs, you know your body’s wrapped up in germs
And they aint the kind that you can see
Whoa, those dirty nasty germs got a hold of me, yeah

Gloves, you got yourself all covered in gloves
And too much wear will wreck your skin
So doff those gloves when care is done, and you will win, yeah

Please believe me when I tell you
That I like your derm
And I’d sure like to touch it
But I cant ‘til you take off  all of those….

Watches, I cant break free from watches you see
Can’t do patient care, cos I’m bugggeee
Whoa, oh, those watches hold bad germs that stay with me, yeah

(Modulate up)

Nails: nail art is really destined to fail
Get the fake ones off, and the polish too
You’ve got to keep your hands well rubbed to disinfect you, yeah

i really wanna tell you,
you can read a file
But to wipe out those nasty germs,
Don’t be stuck by your old style

Rub, rub those hands before patient care
And before a dressing, or an IV too
and after body fluid exposure, that’s the thing to do, yeah

Antibiotic Stewardship Song to the tune of “Yesterday”

Danny Zanbilowicz and Toby Krell, St. Joseph’s General Hospital

Yesterday, all those bad germs seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh I believe: hand hygiene way.

Suddenly, antibiotics aren’t what they used to be
There’s diseases hanging over me,
the need to clean came suddenly

Why drug sensitivity had to go
pharmaceuticals didn’t say
Now the germs are strong
And I long for yesterday

Yesterday, cure was such an easy game to play
Now we need someplace to hide away
Oh I believe in yesterday

Why bacteria had to grow
I don’t know; drugs aren’t okay
We did something wrong
Now we long for yesterday

Yesterday, drug therapy was an easy game to play
but we over used and now we pay
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

PICNet’s Sample Entry

Safety Dance by Men Without Hats becomes… Safety Hands!

Original Version New Version
S-A-F-E-T-Y S-A-F-E-T-Y
Safe, dance! Safe, hands!
Verse  
We can dance if we want to We can wash when we want to
We can leave your friends behind We can leave those germs behind
‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance Cause your friends don’t wash and if they don’t wash
Well they’re no friends of mine Well they’re no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to We can clean when we need to
A place where they will never find A place where germs will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world And our hands won’t transmit, cause those bugs have been hit
Leave the real one far behind Now those germs are sanitized
And we can dance Yes, we can wash!
Chorus  
I say, we can dance, we can dance I say, we can wash, we can clean
Everything out of control Celebrate infection control
We can dance, we can dance We can wash, we can rinse
We’re doing it from wall to wall We’re doing it from room to room
We can dance, we can dance We can scrub, we can rub
Everybody look at your hands Everybody look at your hands
We can dance, we can dance We can wash, we can clean
Everybody takin’ the cha-a-a-ance Everywhere it’s hand hygie-e-e-ene

Thanks again to all our entrants!