New training cards provide CDC-recommended steps for fighting the spread of COVID-19
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed educational training cards about COVID-19 and ways to stay safe from the disease. The deck of 52 cards provides key information including how the disease spreads and CDC-recommended instructions for preventing and transmitting the disease (such as social distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask). The cards can also provide instructions about the proper care and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Together, the cards encourage users to accurately select the most appropriate preventative measures, recall and apply individual steps in sequential order, increase dexterity and recall speed under simulated stress. They also offer ways to cooperate with others in a team environment and to comprehend and follow verbal instructions from teammates.
Card text is sourced from at least the following sources as listed/cited on the cards: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UCF, and CNBC (in order of percentage of use). The flexible game framework allows for expansion and rapid changes to serve new audiences and reflect new procedures, treatments and unique situations.
UCF, as a signatory to the Stanford COVID-19 Technology Access Framework, and consistent with COVID-19 Licensing Guidelines provided by the Association of University Technology Managers ("AUTM"), has implemented a time-limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free License Agreement to facilitate rapid pandemic response by Licensee. UCF is committed to enabling broad distribution of products and technologies that may be useful for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and containment of COVID-19 infection and protection of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Licensing Instructions: Non-Exclusive Royalty-Free Copyright License Agreement available for download under “Files and Attachments.”
Please fill out the information in the License Coversheet and within the Agreement, then digitally sign and return per the instructions in the document. After UCF review of the signed Agreement, a digital file of the Work(s) will be sent electronically to the contact designated.
- Reinforces learning and provides accurate information about COVID-19 prevention and transmission
- Increases dexterity and recall speed under simulated stress
- Encourages cooperation within team environments
- Hospitals and clinics
- Government agencies
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