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.
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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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A Focus on Improving Healthcare Worker Skin Health

6/1/2016

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Hand hygiene plays an important role in reducing the spread of infection in healthcare but, as we all know, there are barriers to hand hygiene compliance. One of the challenges we often see is that healthcare workers aren’t using the hand hygiene products available to them because they irritate their skin. This is why having products formulated to improve skin health is critical and why we are focusing on this topic at the GOJO Symposium at this year’s APIC Conference.

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Thank You, Nurses!
Thank You, Nurses!

5/9/2016

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

It's National Nurses Week! We would like to take this time to thank all of the nurses out there for their dedication to their patients and the healthcare industry as a whole. Nursing is truly the heart of healthcare.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2016
GOJO: Proudly United in Patient Safety

3/14/2016

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Yesterday marked the start of Patient Safety Awareness Week, a week dedicated to bringing heightened awareness about patient safety among healthcare professionals and the public. At GOJO, we are focused on patient safety each and every day by sharing information on the important role hand hygiene plays in helping to reduce the spread of infections in healthcare settings.

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