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.

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Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Megan DiGiorgio has worked in infection prevention for 10 years, spending the last eight years at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  Megan received her bachelors of science in nursing and masters of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.  Megan has a background in pediatric nursing in addition to her infection prevention experience.  She published an article in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, reflecting her work around a definition for central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in the hematology-oncology population, which garnered the attention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Megan worked with the CDC on their creation of a new subset of CLABSI called “mucosal-barrier injury,” which was reflected in the updated 2013 surveillance definitions for specific types of infections.  She has presented posters and oral abstracts at several national conferences, and is active in her local northeast Ohio Association of Professionals in Infection Control chapter, serving as president in 2012.  Megan began working at GOJO in 2013 as a Clinical Specialist for healthcare.
Hand Hygiene
A Focus on Improving Healthcare Worker Skin Health

6/1/2016

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

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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