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.

Antibiotic Stewardship
Infection Prevention Week 2017 – Focus on Antibiotic Resistance

10/17/2017

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

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

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Hepatitis A Prevention
How Can You Prevent the Spread of Hepatitis A?

9/28/2017

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

While instances of Hepatitis A are rare in the United States, outbreaks happen and can have a major impact. Right now, parts of Southern California, are experiencing an outbreak. In fact, since the beginning of 2017, there have been nearly 500 confirmed cases and 17 deaths. This recent outbreak has many asking what this infection is and what you can do to prevent its spread.

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SMARTLINK Observation
An A-Ha Moment that Resulted in Improved Hand Hygiene Compliance

8/9/2017

By Tamara Cross

SMARTLINK Solutions, Product Management Director

Hospitals and healthcare facilities, like Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania, recognize the importance of hand hygiene, but also understand there are barriers to compliance. 

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Norovirus what impact does it have on your restaurant
Norovirus: What Impact Does It Have on Your Restaurant?

7/20/2017

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC), there are more than 250 different types of foodborne illnesses. Yet, norovirus is among the most common. So what can you do to help ensure your restaurant doesn’t fall victim to a norovirus outbreak?

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SMARTLINK Observation
Embracing Technology to Improve Healthcare Hand Hygiene Compliance

6/6/2017

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

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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