GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog

We spotlight the importance of hand hygiene to improve public health, serve as a trusted resource and raise awareness of leading-edge hand hygiene and skin health scientific advancements through the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog.

GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Megan DiGiorgio has worked in infection prevention for 10 years, spending the last eight years at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  Megan received her bachelors of science in nursing and masters of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.  Megan has a background in pediatric nursing in addition to her infection prevention experience.  She published an article in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, reflecting her work around a definition for central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in the hematology-oncology population, which garnered the attention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Megan worked with the CDC on their creation of a new subset of CLABSI called “mucosal-barrier injury,” which was reflected in the updated 2013 surveillance definitions for specific types of infections.  She has presented posters and oral abstracts at several national conferences, and is active in her local northeast Ohio Association of Professionals in Infection Control chapter, serving as president in 2012.  Megan began working at GOJO in 2013 as a Clinical Specialist for healthcare.
WHO World Hand Hygiene Day 2017
Raising Awareness for the Importance of Hand Hygiene

5/2/2018

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Every year on May 5th, we come together on World Hand Hygiene Day to raise awareness for the critical role hand hygiene plays in infection prevention.

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United Way Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018
United in Patient Safety

3/14/2018

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Each year, the National Patient Safety Foundation works to bring together and engage healthcare professionals and patients to help spread the important message of patient safety. This message is amplified during Patient Safety Awareness Week, which this year began on March 11th and runs through Saturday, March 17th.

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Infection Prevention Week 2017 – Focus on Antibiotic Resistance

10/17/2017

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

This year's International Infection Prevention Week focuses on overcoming the challenge of antibiotic resistance.

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SMARTLINK Observation
Embracing Technology to Improve Healthcare Hand Hygiene Compliance

6/6/2017

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

We all know how critically important hand hygiene is in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Yet, oftentimes, healthcare facilities are challenged to find the right methods and technology to not only ensure accurate compliance measurement, but to improve and sustain compliance levels.

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Thank You, Nurses

5/9/2017

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

This past Saturday, May 6th, marked National Nurses Day, as well as the start of National Nurses Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients.

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