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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The Importance of Hand Hygiene in Long-Term Care

6/8/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

According to the CDC, one to three million serious infections, which include antibiotic-resistant staph infections and diarrheal diseases, occur every year in a long-term care facility. The CDC also reports that as many as 380,000 people die each year from infections contracted while in a long-term care facility. So what can be done to decrease these types of infections?

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Celebrating Nurses for All They Do This Week and Every Week

5/7/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Yesterday marked the start of National Nurses Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week
United in Safety – GOJO Highlights the Five Rights of Hand Hygiene

3/9/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Learn how we all play a role in patient safety.

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Winter Illness Outbreak Cold and Flu
Is it a Cold or the Flu?

1/15/2015

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Common cold viruses widely circulate during flu season, with the average adult getting two to four colds per year, mostly between September and May. Because these two types of viral respiratory illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to distinguish between them based on symptoms alone.

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Ebola Virus
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Issue New, Tightened Procedures for Healthcare Workers

10/27/2014

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

October 20, 2014 - New guidance related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when caring for an Ebola patient issued by the CDC.

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