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.

International Infection Prevention Week 2018
Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Setting

3/14/2019

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

More and more patient care is being provided in the outpatient – or ambulatory – setting due to financial incentives, clinical innovation and patient preference.

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CDC Global Handwashing Day 2018
New Phase of Hand Hygiene Project to Focus on Community Settings

10/15/2018

By Claire Stinson

Senior Communications Officer for the CDC Foundation

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. On Global Handwashing Day, the CDC Foundation is pleased to announce a new phase in a program aimed at improving hand hygiene to combat infection.

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Reducing school absenteeism year round
Three Ways to Kick Off the School Year on a Healthy Note

8/23/2018

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

We oftentimes hear, “Back to school. Back to germs.” But, as the new school year begins, that doesn’t have to be the case. Instead, let’s focus on steps we can take to have a healthy school year.

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Hand Hygiene
Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Do Not Create Superbugs

8/3/2018

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

A recent study in Science Translational Medicine is causing concern amongst public health thought leaders because it is misleading, applying results inappropriately to (ethyl) alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The study tested efficacy of isopropanol (isopropyl) alcohol in a 23% concentration, whereby hand sanitizers typically use ethyl alcohol in a 70% concentration.

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What You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

7/31/2018

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

It’s a contagious disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) usually affects infants and children under 5 years old. Yet, recent outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease at Florida State University and at schools in Northern New Jersey have many schools and universities looking for ways to help reduce the risk of an outbreak at their campus.

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