Leading hand hygiene training company, SureWash, collaborates with education specialists from A Germ’s Journey to educate young children around the world about the importance of hand washing through their mobile application.
SureWash has been delivering hand hygiene training to healthcare facilities for over 10 years and have recently begun to shift their focus from solely healthcare, into education and other industries. They are now collaborating with A Germ’s Journey, an educational company developed by education specialist, Prof. Sarah Younie and microbiologist Dr. Katie Laird from De Montfort University. They focus on teaching young children the importance of hand washing and how it can prevent the spread of disease through a series of interactive books and e-books.
Both organisations have strong market credentials, scientifically validated training and a passion for the importance and impact of hand hygiene. Therefore, they are now working together to produce a child-friendly version of the SureWash Hand Hygiene APP.
SureWash: A Kid’s Journey
The app ‘SureWash: A Kid’s Journey’ incorporates the core SureWash technology that is used in global healthcare settings, to teach children how to wash their hands correctly. To enhance this, educational resources from A Germ’s Journey are also included. These will enable young children to learn how good hand-hygiene can help prevent illnesses, supporting their own health and well-being.
SureWash: A Kid’s Journey is available to download worldwide from the Apple store now. It will also launch on Android early in 2022. This will therefore provide schools/educators and parents/carers with a tool to deliver fun and interactive hand washing education.
Cecil Ryan, Executive Chairman from SureWash states: “We are excited to partner with A Germ’s Journey to develop this innovative, educational mobile application. We have adapted our technology used to train healthcare workers to now educate children about the importance of hand hygiene. The addition of A Germ’s Journey educational resources and their understanding and expertise in the field has made it possible to bring this unique product to life. SureWash: A Kid’s Journey enables teachers to educate children about the importance of hand hygiene in a fun, interactive and collaborative way. We are proud that this app will help children build a life-long skill, creating healthier outcomes for children around the world.”
Both Professor Katie Laird and Professor Sarah Younie from A Germ’s Journey express their delight to be collaborating with SureWash on this unique product: “The Germ’s Journey team are delighted to be working with SureWash, where we can bring our educational resources into the digital sphere by using technology to ensure hand washing techniques are enhanced in children. Germ’s Journey resources have already been shown to improve handwashing behaviour in children and the use of an app will enhance this further.”
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About A Germ’s Journey
A Germ’s Journey’ helps to raise awareness of health hygiene. Through fun and interactive education, they teach young children the importance of hand washing for their own health and well-being. A Germ’s Journey gives children and grown-ups the tools they need to learn about germs and hand washing. Their interactive books cater for a range of age groups and their learning tools are global & culturally relevant across UN regions. Their mission is to make A Germ’s Journey educational resources freely available to children, educators and healthcare workers around the world.
SureWash provides hand hygiene training and infection prevention and control education primarily to healthcare workers around the world. Their validated technology uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to teach the skill of hand hygiene. The SureWash system also incorporates gamification to make training fun and engaging. This therefore encourage repeated use, helping to build a habit in hand hygiene. Training is primarily provided through learning kiosks but also through the SureWash Hand Hygiene APP.
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