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, FAPIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Megan DiGiorgio has worked in infection prevention for almost 15 years. She received her bachelors of science and masters of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland, Ohio and worked in pediatric nursing until she transitioned to infection prevention. She has served as president and multiple other offices at her local Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) chapter, has presented posters and oral abstracts at national APIC conferences, and has published in several infection prevention journals. Megan began working at GOJO in 2013. In her role at GOJO she helps counsel healthcare workers and healthcare facilities experiencing skin health difficulties related to hand hygiene. She recently became a fellow of APIC (FAPIC) in 2016.
Winter Illness Outbreak Cold and Flu
What Can You Do To Prevent the Flu?

2/8/2016

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

We are in the middle of winter-germ season, and even though reports of influenza seem to be lower than last year at this time, it is important to remember the flu season typically peaks between December and February each year in the United States. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at the symptoms and preventive measures you can take to help reduce the spread of illness-causing germs.

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Hand Hygiene
How a Simple Practice in Hand Hygiene Helps to Ensure Patient Safety

11/9/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Learn how one simple practice in a healthcare environment can help to ensure patient safety.

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Engagement is key to infection prevention
Engagement - The Key to Infection Prevention

10/19/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Yesterday marked the first day of International Infection Prevention Week, an awareness campaign led by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) designed to stimulate interest in and highlight the importance of infection prevention.Learn how everyone - patients, visitors and healthcare workers - plays a role in infection prevention.

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APIC Releases its Guide to Hand Hygiene Programs for Infection Prevention

8/24/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) reduction and providing safer care to patients is top of mind for every healthcare facility leader, and IPs are central to those efforts. The foundation for every IP program is hand hygiene since it is one of the most important measures we can take to reduce the spread of infection. Whether you are a novice or expert IP or somewhere in between, you will invariably need to assess, revisit, revamp or intensify your hand hygiene program and efforts.

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Are There Better Ways to Measure Hand Hygiene Compliance?

7/8/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Hand hygiene compliance measurement is a challenge for us all. This year, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium, which was held at the 2015 APIC Annual Conference, focused on this topic and provided perspective and innovative strategies from hand hygiene industry leaders.

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