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.

Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene
Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene

11/17/2016

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are raising awareness and understanding of the urgent global problem of drug resistant bacteria.

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How to Choose the Right Hand Hygiene Monitoring System for Your Hospital

11/1/2016

By John Lerner

SMARTLINK™ Solutions Business Development Vice President

Hospitals are integrating electronic monitoring solutions into existing infrastructure and culture to drive long-term improvement in hand hygiene performance

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MRSA
Patient Safety Focus: Healthcare-Associated MRSA in the United States

10/21/2016

By Pamela T. Wagner, MSN, RN

Clinical Application Specialist, GOJO

Prevalence and spread of MRSA in U.S. hospitals, risks to patient safety and strategies to eliminate or prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant staph infections

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Breaking the Chain of Infection

10/19/2016

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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Moving from Good to Great Hand Hygiene Pays Off

8/29/2016

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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