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GOJO 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 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.

Measles Awareness: Help Stop Transmission
Measles Awareness: Help Stop Transmission

6/18/2019

By Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

While Measles was declared eliminated in 2000, the United States is now experiencing the highest number of measles cases since 1994.

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Hepatitis A
Help Prevent the Spread of Hepatitis A

4/30/2019

By Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

While Hepatitis A rates had been decreasing in the United States since the late 1990’s through 2015, localized outbreaks have made a resurgence. Since 2016 several states including Arizona, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Utah have experienced outbreaks, resulting in over 15,000 confirmed cases and 140 deaths across the US.

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International Infection Prevention Week 2018
Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Setting

3/14/2019

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

More and more patient care is being provided in the outpatient – or ambulatory – setting due to financial incentives, clinical innovation and patient preference.

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International Infection Prevention Week 2018
International Infection Prevention Week October 14th-20th

10/17/2018

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

October 14-20th is International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW). As I reflect on our field, I am so proud of what Infection Preventionists (IPs) have accomplished and our role every day in protecting patients, healthcare workers, and visitors in healthcare facilities.

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Good hand hygiene for contact lens wearers
Good Hand Hygiene Habits for Contact Lens Wearers

8/8/2018

By Srini Venkatesh

Chief Science Officer & Vice President, GOJO Industries

Many Americans suffer from vision problems. Advancements in medical science have allowed us to correct these issues using eye glasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery. While contact lenses provide many benefits, improper handling and cleaning of contact lenses can lead to eye infections. The best way to help reduce this risk, whether you wear hard (rigid gas permeable) or soft lenses, is to practice good hand hygiene habits and clean and disinfect your lenses and supplies.

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