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Why did we make the Infection Control Symbol Package?

So…. why did we make the Infection Control Symbol Package? Because there was nothing there.

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help: How To Do Colour Codes Right

The infection control community loves colour codes.  Why shouldn’t they?  You can label a patient room with a blue sticker to show that the patient in there is currently under isolation for a gruesome antibiotic-resistant bug.  You can print out

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help – Looks Can Kill

As a saying, the phrase “if looks could kill” is usually used in the rhetorical sense.  Recently though there’s been some attention as to how this is, in fact, sometimes quite literally true. Have you seen these? If you haven’t,

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help – Minnesota?

In our last column, we took  a look at a variety of Hand Hygiene posters used by large health organizations, and what they could do to better communicate.  To summarize, the lesson we learned is that simply writing “hand hygiene”

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New Guest Post – Hand Hygiene Needs its Golden Arches

We’ve been asked again to post at Deb Group’s Hand Hygiene Blog, where we continue from where we left off.  In our earlier guest post we talked about the benefits of getting the general public involved in infection prevention and

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help – Hand Hygiene Graphics Reviewed

The original intent of this column was to showcase how graphic design could improve healthcare practices, without resorting to criticism.  We’re not going to do that today. It’s simply that without all the pieces of the puzzle it’s impossible to

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help – from Barbershops

Here’s a real simple problem:  How do you make something important very easy for people to find?  There are many ways of doing it, for example you could just put up a big sign.  What about if it both has

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help

This was going to be an article, but we have so much to say on the subject that we decided a column would be a better idea. Welcome to Healthcare Graphics Need Help, a column where rather than spending our

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Monster Prevention and Control in Minecraft

To those who are familiar with it, the independently-developed video game Minecraft is often touted as either one of the greatest things to come out of the gaming industry in decades or a shallow game in which a simple, blocky

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A Game Unsewn

Winter is coming. Already, we can see things start to unravel.  Dangers unknown for most of our lives have returned, threatening us and our families.  The long-standing comfort is waning and our defenses are useless.  Anybody can die, many already

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