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.

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Breaking the Chain of Infection


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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

We are in the middle of International Infection Prevention Week, which is an awareness campaign lead by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) designed to stimulate interest in and highlight the importance of infection prevention.

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PURELL™ Brand Extends Portfolio with Launch of PURELL™ Surface Disinfecting and Sanitizing Sprays


By Jessica McCoy

Vice President and General Manager, Business Development

For the past 70 years, GOJO has been committed to developing hygiene solutions that meet the needs of our customers. These innovations include the introduction of the first waterless hand cleaner and creating the hand sanitizer category with the invention of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer. Today, we extend that commitment with the expansion of PURELL™ products into the surface disinfecting and sanitizing category.

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PURELL Product Placement Guide K-12 Schools
The PURELL™ Product Placement Guide for K-12 Schools


By Mark Rundle

Market Development Manager, GOJO Industries

Where and how K-12 schools can place PURELL™ products for maximum efficacy in promoting hand hygiene and preventing the spread of germs and illness

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A Family That Sanitizes Together, Stays Healthy Together


By Jason Tetro

Independent Researcher in Microbiology and Immunology, Columnist & Author of "The Germ Code" & "The Germ Files"

When I was young, it was standard practice to wash my hands before dinner. But there was one exception to this rule. When the family went out for dinner at the local drive-in burger restaurant, handwashing wasn’t even on the radar. After all, not only did we not eat at home, but we also ate in the car! Who had time for a sink?

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Moving from Good to Great Hand Hygiene Pays Off


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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Is there a point of diminishing returns when it comes to hand hygiene? A newly published study conducted at University of North Carolina Hospitals recently helped us answer that very question and reported what many of us already suspected: more compliance with hand hygiene actually yields better results in terms of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) reduction. What’s impressive about this study is that the healthcare facility where it was conducted already had what is considered “high” compliance rates (82.6%).So, how did they accomplish this?

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