Hand Hygiene

A Focus on Improving Healthcare Worker Skin Health

Megan DiGiorgio


By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Hand hygiene plays an important role in reducing the spread of infection in healthcare but, as we all know, there are barriers to hand hygiene compliance. One of the challenges we often see is that healthcare workers aren’t using the hand hygiene products available to them because they irritate their skin. This is why having products formulated to improve skin health is critical and why we are focusing on this topic at the GOJO Symposium at this year’s APIC Conference.

The GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: Safe Patient Care Starts with Healthy Hands: How to Maintain Healthy Skin While Increasing Hand Hygiene Compliance will be held Sat., June 11, from 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. We have invited hand hygiene industry leaders to share their perspectives and insights as well as answer any questions you may have about this important topic.

Dr. John Boyce, retired director of hospital epidemiology and infection control at Yale-New Haven Hospital and retired clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, will provide an overview of hand hygiene’s importance to infection prevention. Dr. Srini Venkatesh, chief science officer, GOJO, will enhance the audience’s knowledge around product formulations by sharing how products are designed to deliver good efficacy, skin health, and skin feel. And finally, Dr. Matthew Zirwas, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in occupational and contact dermatitis based in Columbus, Ohio, will deliver practical advice for infection preventionists and discuss interventions and therapies to restore skin health among healthcare workers.

Breakfast will be provided at the symposium and 2.0 CE credits are available for those who attend. Register for the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium today. For more information about GOJO at the APIC 2016 Annual Conference go to http://tradeshows.gojo.com/

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