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.

Jane Kirk MSN RN CIC

Former Clinical Director Healthcare, GOJO Industries

Jane Kirk MSN RN CIC is the Clinical Director for GOJO Industries, Healthcare Division. Jane provides the Infection Control perspective to the Healthcare Marketing Team.

Jane brings over 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of specialties to her role at GOJO, which she has held since 2008. Jane’s nursing background includes former Director of Infection Control for a 600+ bed acute care hospital in Ohio. There she developed and executed a Hand Hygiene program that increased hand hygiene awareness and improved compliance. Jane also served many years as a Public Health Nurse with special interest in Communicable Diseases. She also has worked as a Clinical Instructor for Walsh University in Ohio in the School of Nursing. Other areas of specialty in Jane’s career include Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, and 2 years of nursing in New Zealand.

Jane graduated from University of Detroit-Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She is certified in Infection Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is active in the North East Ohio chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Jane is a volunteer for Ohio Medical Reserve and often helps with local public health events.

Taking a Closer Look at Antibiotic Resistance

3/30/2015

By Jane Kirk MSN RN CIC

Former Clinical Director Healthcare, GOJO Industries

On Friday, the White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This plan elevates the issue. Let's take a closer look at this challenge facing us all.

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GOJO and Global Thought Leaders Share Future of Healthcare Hand Hygiene Compliance at APIC

5/28/2014

By Jane Kirk MSN RN CIC

Former Clinical Director Healthcare, GOJO Industries

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41st Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance Measurement: Addressing the Challenge and Opportunities.

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International Infection Prevention Week and Point of Care Hand Hygiene

10/22/2013

By Jane Kirk MSN RN CIC

Former Clinical Director Healthcare, GOJO Industries

The week of October 20-26, 2013, is designated as International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which commemorates the importance of infection prevention around the globe. IIPW provides a focal point for Infection Preventionists, healthcare personnel, consumers, organizations and industry partners to shine a light on infection prevention and its importance in healthcare settings.

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