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VA has developed videos to help inform the public, including Veterans and families, and health care providers about topics such as seasonal flu vaccination, hand and respiratory hygiene, and stopping the spread of infection. The videos are designed and tagged for either general audiences (patients, Veterans and their families, colleagues, all VA staff, friends, family and community partners and organizations) or health care providers.

Videos are not copyrighted and may be copied and reproduced.

Video still: "Hand Hygiene"

Hand Hygiene

Description: Learn from "Madame Sylvia" that germs are all around us and how to clean hands to prevent spreading germs.

Target Audience: General

Length: 02:49




Video still: "Respiratory Etiquette"

Respiratory Etiquette

Description: Learn how to cover coughs, clean hands and how to ask for masks to prevent the spread of germs.

Target Audience: General

Length: 02:02




Video still: How Flu is Spread

How Flu is Spread

Description: Join the "Travel Channel for Flu Viruses" to learn how viruses travel from one surface or person to another.

Target Audience: General

Length: 02:55




Video still: "Vaccination for Seasonal Flu"

Vaccination for Seasonal Flu

Description: Learn why getting vaccinated is important and how to "bust the bubble" on myths about flu vaccination.

Target Audience: General

Length: 02:22




Video still: "Donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)"

Donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Description: Learn how to don PPE when needed for combined airborne infection isolation and contact precautions.

Target Audience: Health care providers, clinic and hospital staff only

Length: 02:39




Video still: "Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)"

Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Description: Learn how to remove and dispose of PPE.

Target Audience: Health care providers, clinic and hospital staff only

Length: 02:23




Video still: Seasonal Flu Game Show - Who Wants to Fight the Flu?

Seasonal Flu Game Show – Who Wants to Fight the Flu?

Description: Test your knowledge about seasonal flu and flu vaccination.

Target Audience: General

Length: 13:56


How to Use Videos

Videos for General Audiences

Use these videos during flu season or throughout the year to emphasize hand and respiratory hygiene and offer reminders on topics that will help stop the spread of infection. Email links to the videos to health care colleagues, community partners, Veterans, friends, family, and everyone who would benefit from their messages. Other uses include:

  • Incorporate into educational presentations and seminars
  • Show during health fairs
  • Use on waiting room TV systems
  • Broadcast on closed circuit television systems
  • Send to people for use on individual computers
  • Show patients and their family during clinic visits.

Videos for Health Care Providers, Clinic and Hospital Staff

Use these videos as a quick guide and reminder for donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE). Present them at grand rounds, staff meetings and other staff development programs. Health care staff also can email links to clips to professional colleagues to use.


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Infection: Don’t Pass It On
Flu.gov – Know what to do about the flu.