“Think & Throw” – An interactive game on bio-medical waste management
Source: Toxics Link, Date: May , 2014
Toxics Free Health Care (TFHC) team
of Toxics Link has developed an interactive, web and offline game on
bio-medical waste management called "Think & Throw”. For long,
need for an interactive one-to-one medium for training on bio-medical waste
(BMW) management has been expressed by various stakeholders. Besides, the monotonous nature of
trainings and limited scope for interaction, prompted Toxics Link to come up
with this novel idea. Target groups of this game include:
· Administrative staff
The objective of this game is to
transmit knowledge of bio-medical waste management and its various tenants to
crucial sections of healthcare units, by means of a practical experience in
form of this game.
There are two modes of playing this
1. Story Mode: This is based on a role
play scenario. In this, the player will get an option to select role he/she
wants to play in a hospital. There will be three such options in the game i.e.
- a. Doctor, b. Nurse, c. Administrative Staff.
After selecting one of these roles, directions to play will
be given to the player and he/she will proceed to engage in one of the three
scenarios covered by the game. If and when a player needs to engage with the
guidelines to clarify doubts in order to proceed, there is an option of
‘reference’. Instructions given in this will be in accordance with the role
selected by the player in beginning of the game i.e.
2. Scene Mode: There are three
scenarios in this mode of the game, namely: Ward, Lab, and Operation Theatre. The
player can directly go to a particular scenario whichever he/she finds
interesting at that point of time. At the end of each scenario in both the
modes, performance of the player will be shown in terms of a score sheet.
This game is a tool for
capacity building of all the healthcare workers. It’s an effort to help them
understand the BMW management issues more conveniently by giving virtual
hands-on experience of the situation.
To play the game please click on the following link: