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.

CDC Life is Better with Clean Hands
Let’s Celebrate with Clean Hands!

10/15/2019

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15, an annual reminder of the importance of handwashing and hand sanitizing. At GOJO, we know one of the most important measures to prevent illness and infection is through effective hand hygiene. In honor of Global Handwashing Day, we’ve partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and Staples to collaboratively improve the health of our communities, through improved hand hygiene education.

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Candida auris
What You Need to Know About Candida auris in the Healthcare Setting

10/10/2019

By Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

Recent media reports have called attention to Candida auris, a fungus which was first discovered in a woman’s ear canal in a Japanese hospital in 20091 and has since spread across the globe, landing in the United States four years ago as a new cause of healthcare-associated infections.According to the CDC, C. auris is an emerging pathogen that presents a serious global health threat due to frequent resistance to antifungal drugs, causing severe illness in patients, patients remaining carriers of the organism, and its’ ability to survive on environmental surfaces for an extended period of time.3

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Family travel
Have a Healthy Summer Travel Season

7/19/2019

By Debbie Plate, DO

Board certified family physician, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

We’re at the height of summer, so you may be scrambling to pull together that last vacation before school starts back into session. No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, a perfect vacation can be turned upside down if you’re not prepared. Getting ready for a vacation can be time-consuming, between packing and organizing an itinerary. It can be easy to neglect the most important thing, your health. When preparing for your next vacation, here are a few things to keep in mind to achieve a healthy travel season this summer.

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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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CDC Global Handwashing Day 2018
New Phase of Hand Hygiene Project to Focus on Community Settings

10/15/2018

By Claire Stinson

Senior Communications Officer for the CDC Foundation

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. On Global Handwashing Day, the CDC Foundation is pleased to announce a new phase in a program aimed at improving hand hygiene to combat infection.

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