PPE for the Downtown East Side (an COVID-19 QI Initiative)
Deadline: November 20th, 2020
This is an educational event that promotes mask-wearing for COVID-19 prevention to the downtown eastside community in Vancouver, BC. IHI UBC will be presenting evidence-based suggestions and statistics on the benefits of mask-wearing from the most current research available.
IHI UBC will be collaborating with other organizations to donate 100-200 masks to the Union Gospel Mission, an organization that supports the downtown eastside community by providing meals, shelter, outreach and chaplaincy services to people struggling with poverty and addiction. We are hosting a design contest for the infographic that will be handed out along with the masks to residents of Union Gospel Mission. There will be a $50 prize awarded to the winner of the contest.
For more detailed information on the contest, please see below!
- Everyone is welcome to enter (including current students, alumni, healthcare workers, patients and family, and others.)
- Deadline for submission: November 20th, 2020 at 11:59pm
- Handout size: 8.5"*5.5" paper. (Half of letter size paper), single-sided.
Design of the infographic should be presented in a professional and easy-to-read manner. The overall presentation should be suitable for use as an educational handout on the topic of healthcare.
On your design, please include the information provided below. The exact wording can be changed as long as the meaning is not altered. Feel free to change the format to better suit your design. Point form, paragraphs, tables, diagrams, and other visual aids are all good ways to convey information.
There is a lot of information in this document. Please pick and choose what you would like to include on your design. If you would like to leave out some information, feel free to do so as long as the information on the handout is appropriate for the intended audience. You can also add other information you find necessary as long as they are from credible sources. Keep in mind that all factual information needs to be referenced in the footnote at the bottom and that inaccurate information can result in withdrawal from the contest.
The infographic will be handed out to residents and people who receive services from the Union Gospel Mission, located in the Downtown Ease Side.
Please submit your design through the google form below.
The design will be judged by the IHI UBC team based on information completeness, coherence to the topic, visual appeal and creativity, and overall presentation. Results will be released in early December.
Appropriate language for intended audience ( /10)
Coherence to topic (masks and COVID prevention)( /10)
Visual appeal and creativity ( /10)
Overall presentation ( /10)
Total ( /40)
Information to Include
Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2.
Most common symptoms include:
- Fever and chills
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste or smell
Why wear a mask?
COVID-19 can be spread through respiratory droplets generated when a person talks, coughs, or sneezes. The droplets usually land 1-2 meters away. If the droplets land on a person or are picked up by a person after they touch a contaminated surface, that person may become infected.
If you do not have a mask, physically distance yourself from others by 2 meters. We recommend that you cough or sneeze into your arm and wash your hands regularly.
How to wear a mask
It would be best if you could wash your hands before putting on the mask. Put the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin and around your nose. Make sure you can breathe comfortably. After using the mask, remove the mask using the ear loops. Fold the corners of the mask together and leave it aside to be washed. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth when taking the mask off and wash your hands after taking the mask off.
(We recommend using pictures to demonstrate these steps.)
Wash the mask every few days or when visibly dirty. If possible, wash the mask in a washing machine. If washing the mask by hand, wash thoroughly with hot water and detergent. After washing, let the mask dry well before using again.
Evidence on Mask wearing
When wearing masks, respiratory droplets are trapped by the mask material. Studies have shown that any type of mask is effective at reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission - wearing N95 and non-medical masks provided similar benefits.
In one spreading incident, an entire store’s 27 customers were infected with COVID-19, but the workers who wore masks did not get infected despite being in the store for the longest duration of time. (Bloomberg)
Where to get help
If you think you have a fever, a dry cough, other COVID-19-like symptoms, or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, self-isolate yourself and call 8-1-1 to ask about medical assistance and screening for testing.
Non-medical information about COVID-19 is available 7:30am-8pm, 7 days a week at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).
Footnote (This section must be included)
Information provided in this infographic also came from sources including:
2. Government of Canada
3. Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis: Chu et al. 2020
Acknowledgements (This section must be included)
Thank you to ©2018 Weddingstar Inc. for donating 100 reusable masks.