Duet for Clean Hands: the cough etiquette and hand hygiene teaching tool

Duet for clean handsAsk most public health practitioners which simple behaviors could do the most to limit the spread of disease, and they would answer: wash your hands and cover your cough with your clothes, not your hands. This 2 DVD set gives you the tools you need to teach those lessons, and have fun while teaching.





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Disc 1: Why Don’t We Do It in Our Sleeves?

This is the hilarious hit video on coughing and sneezing hygienically, featuring the Olympics of Sneezing.

The Sleeves disc is also available as a stand alone DVD.

NEW Features on Disc 1 of Duet:
Spanish version dubbed by professional actors
Japanese version filmed partly in Tokyo

5 minute feature in 6 languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French (Canadian)
  • Mandarin
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Japanese
  • Captioned in English


Disc 2: Soap in the City

These four short features demonstrate the why’s and the how-to’s of hand washing.

  • Soap in the City: a comedic riff on the story of Typhoid Mary
  • Last Clean Chance: a science fiction clip on the technique of hand washing with soap and water
  • Clay and Rebecca: a demonstration of hand sanitizing techniques with foam and gel
  • We’re Dirty: a children’s hand washing song with singing hands

4 features in 4 languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French (Canadian)
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Captioned in English

By customer request we created a loop on each disc so that Sleeves, Soap, Last Clean Chance, Clay and Rebecca and We’re Dirty can be played continuously in waiting rooms, at health fairs, and in other public areas. Each disc has the same loop of all five videos.

By 1847 Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis had discovered that the incidence of childbed fever, a deadly illness, could be drastically reduced if the doctors who delivered the babies washed their hands with disinfectant. Sixty years later, typhoid researcher George Soper connected the spread of typhoid fever to a cook who did not properly wash her hands. Both the carrier doctors and the cook denied that they had anything to do with the illnesses they spread. After all, they felt well themselves and figured they could not be infectious. Today we are still spreading illness unknowingly, by not washing our hands well enough or often enough. These features remind people of the importance of hand hygiene and show the techniques for doing it correctly.



"Jabón en la Ciudad," un melodrama de lavado de manos de la salud pública

"Última oportunidad limpia," un clip de ciencia ficción sobre el lavado de manos con jabó y agua

"Clay y Rebecca," las lecciones de lavarse las manos con espuma y gel

"Estamos Sucias," una canción infatil sobre el lavado de manos

"Savon dans la Ville," un mélodrame de lave-main de la santé publique

"Derniére Chance Propre," un clip de science-fiction sur comment se laver les mains avec du savon et de l'eau

"Clay et Rebecca," les leçons de se laver les mains avec de la pâte à gelatin et de l'écume

"Nous Sommes Sales," une chanson pour enfants de se laver les mains

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