Dance Videos

“Ô les mains“ short trailer version

This is your version for slide shows and or any moment you have less than a minute to convince people that hand hygiene is not dull.

It’s in Quicktime format, weighs 33.3 Mb and lasts for 51 seconds only.

To own a copy, download and then change the extention .doc to .zip (to read: and then unzip. If no extensions show in your computer, click with the right mouse button on the downloaded file and chose: “Open with WinZip” and then, unzip.

“Ô les mains“ full version

This is your full version to train people real good hand hygiene technique without any effort. Soon you will see even doctors do it right. It is based on the ‘My five moments for hand hygiene’ concept.

Download your own copy – made easy – in 4 different video formats.

1. Chose your formate among .wmv or .mov .m4v or .avi

2. Click to download

3. Exchange .doc against the format extension denoted in the file name (e.g. O_les_mains_full_WMV.doc becomes e.g. O_les_mains_full_WMV.wmv)

4. Play video and enjoy






The 5-5-10 hand hygiene feast: everybody dancing!!

Les Rythmakers came back to our hospital and turned the 5-5-10 into a hand hygiene feast. Enjoy! You will discover our Director dancing…


New England Journal of Medicine hand hygiene video

Do you fancy a more serious education in hand hygiene? But like videos anyhow? Want to convince doctors?

Give this video a try! Can also be downloaded from the NEJM homepage.

Longtin Y, Sax H, Allegranzi B, Schneider F, Pittet D. Videos in clinical medicine. Hand hygiene. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 31;364(13):e24



34 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. wolfgang müller,

    Ich habe das video in Freiburg auf einer Fortbildungveranstaltung des bzh gesehen und fand es sehr brauchbar. der vortrag von dr. hugo sax war sehr gut

  2. Brynne Beaver,

    Great way to have fun with hand hygiene. This would be wonderful playing throughout the day/night in family lobbies of healthcare facilities..

  3. Valérie DROUVOT,

    Recevez tous nos très sinceres compliments pour ce clip qui est extraordinaire !! Pourriez vous nous faire un bref article pour le blog de missions mains propres ?
    Nous pourrions ainsi le faire connaitre à tous les collegues en france. Avec tous mes remerciements anticipés , recevez mes plus sinceres et cordiales salutations.

    • sandrinelonget,

      Bonjour Valérie,
      Je sais que ma réonse est tardive, mais pour des raisons logistiques que je te détaillerai lors de ta venue en juin, je ne peux te répondre que maintenant. Si cela t’interresse toujours je peux te donner un article pour ton blog. Je rédigerai cela à partir de demain car comme tu le sais aujourd’hui nous sommes dans le jus tout comme vous je pense!
      A très bientôt.
      Sandrine Longet, SPCI, GEnève

  4. clina merchant,

    great way to wash hand.its wonderful video.

  5. Vivian Rivera,

    This is a great idea to have this videos in lobbies,entrances cafeterias and waiting areas is a great opportunity to learn hoa to dance.

    Es una formidable idea tener este video en las entradas, cafeterias, areas de espera en los hospitalesy tambien una fabulosa oportunidad para aprender a bailar.

  6. Brittany Cornwell,

    I am just curious if you guys have an English version of this video for the text so that we can show it and the staff understand what it means.


    • Hugo,

      Hi Brittany

      No we do not have an English version, but because there is almost no text and no words with music, there is not much you would miss.

  7. Susan Zajac,

    looks great but we can’t play it over here, our IT folks say it is not formated correctly for us to play it on a screen from laptop. It won’t save to our computers. Please fix so we can see it.

  8. Helen,

    Fantastic video. This is really art making hand hygiene interesting and fun for health care workers. Everyone can learn easily and at the same time can follow the moves.

    The first time I saw it I just can’t forget about it. I just want to download it on the spot and share with my HCW colleagues since I coordinate the infection control program in Kiribati Hospital.

    Great job.

  9. Arian Lai,

    We are Infection control nurse of Chunghua christian hospital in Taiwan.We watched the dance videos at 4th international infection control conference in Hong Kong. The video is so good and we want to share this dance videos at our hospital by our mass media. Can we have authorisation to download and play the videos ?

    Arian Lai

    • Hugo,

      Thanks for your interest. Sure, you can download and use it as you want. Just make sure to indicate where it comes from (VigiGerme® at the University of Geneva Hosptials), that’s all. Good luck!!!

  10. Pamela,

    Wow that is an awesome and inspiring video. Makes me want to dance and wash my hands especially my thumbs. Thank you.

  11. Songul,

    Excellent video.Thant you.

  12. Hallo,

    tolles Lehrvideo der etwas anderen Art. Meine Schüler sind begeistert.
    Morgen präsentieren wir Euer Video an unserem Gesundheits- und Hygienetag im Klinikum. Natürlich mit Angabe der Quelle!!!
    Vielen Dank für diese erfrischende Anregung Hygiene auch mal anders zu präsentieren, ohne das sich die Ernsthaftigkeit verliert!
    Macht bitte weiter so!

    Lieben Gruß

    Claudia Strauch
    Hygienefachkraft Klinium Bielefeld

    • Hugo,

      Wow, da wuenschen wir Euch viel Glueck und Spass. Auf dass Hygiene ganz Rock and Roll und Flow wird.
      Warum koennen sogar die sonst schwierig zu motivierenden Aerzte ploetzlich eine korrekte Haendehygiene vorfuehren, nachdem sie dieses Video gesehen haben?
      Hugo Sax

  13. Álvaro Pereira,

    Je suis médecin et membre de une commissionne de contrôle de infection de un hôpital universitaire de grand dimension à Lisbonne. Je viens de trouver vos vidéos sur « Ô les mains les mains » et ils sont fantastique. Merci beaucoup pour eux. Je vous demande se on peut les utiliser en sciences de formation ? Et comment je peux faire le « download » de la petite version de 51 seconds.

    • Hugo,

      Hi, merci pour votre commentaire. La video peut être utiliser sans autre en nommant l’origine.
      Pour telecharger il faut suivre les procédures écrites sur la page ‘Videos’. Ecrivez-nous si vous avez des problèmes. Have fun!

  14. Susan O,

    Great videos – very clever. Can you tell me the file size of the full version course (5:07 minutes)? Are there any copyright restrictions and/or fees if we want to incorporate one of these videos into a web-based course that we create and publish online for our staff?

    • Hugo,

      Hello! Thanks for your comment. The file size of the full version depends on the format you chose to download. The .AVI version for example (recommended for Windows applications) is 59 Mbs. If you indicate the source (University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland and VigiGerme®) and it is for a non-commercial use, there is no restriction to use the videos. We would be more than happy to know about your product and might post a link if it is available online to the public. Cheers, Hugo

  15. Charlene Hill,

    Great video!!

  16. k\R,

    Guys awesome work I will use this at our healthcare institutions especially now as we are doting public education on preventing cholera. Very effective for of communication via non traditional media techniques. Big-up 100%.

  17. Brodard-Sermier caroline,

    Bravo, vos vidéos sont superbe.
    Je fait un projet de groupe pour la formation Brevet Frédéral Formateur d’Adulte. Et nous allons donner un cours sur l’hygiène à 2 publics différents (milieu médical et milieu alimentaire) on aurait aimé passer votre vidéo dans notre cours. Seriez-vous d’accord qu’on puisse l’utiliser et si c’est le cas comment faire pour télécharger votre vidéo de 5 min et de 51 sec. Meilleures salutations.

    Caroline Brodard-Sermier

  18. Susan Cameron,

    It would be very interesting to hear what my Scottish colleagues think of this. I found it slightly alarming, I’m not exactly sure why.
    Certainly thought provoking.

  19. Debbie Mack,

    I used this video for a presentation on handwashing. I think it is fabulous. People were signaling each other as they entered and exited patient’s rooms with moves from the video. It increased awareness and hopefully compliance in a very fun and enjoyable way.

  20. elaine dekker,

    I am also interested in incorporating this into our educational program. I think it would be perfect to have it showing as we wait for group meetings to start such as employee orienation. I had no problems downloading the short version but cannot download the full length video. Please help!

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