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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United in Patient Safey

3/13/2017

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Each year, the National Patient Safety Foundation works to bring together and engage healthcare professionals and patients to help spread the important message of patient safety. This message is amplified during Patient Safety Awareness Week, which started yesterday and runs through this coming Saturday, March 18th.

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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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Critically Evaluating a Research Article: Practical Tips to Help Get You Started

6/18/2014

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

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Evaluating research is an essential part of an Infection Preventionist's role, but it can sometimes be a daunting task.

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