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.

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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Washing Hands
Hepatitis A: What We Know (and Can Learn) from the Outbreaks

8/13/2019

By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor

According to Florida Department of Health, the state had 106 hepatitis A cases in 2014. 123 in 2015. 122 in 2016. In 2017, that number doubled to 276. In 2018, it almost doubled again – reaching 548 cases. As of August 3rd, that number is almost 4x the number of cases from the previous year. In 2019, 2,123 hepatitis A cases have been reported to date. In fact, in the week of July 28th to August 3rd had 81 hepatitis A cases. While Florida is getting the most media attention, 29 states have reported an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak, according to the CDC.

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Nurse using PURELL SMARTLINK Integrated Monitoring Solution
GOJO Expands PURELL SMARTLINK Portfolio with a new Individual Monitoring Solution

6/7/2019

By Tamara Cross

SMARTLINK Solutions, Product Management Director

GOJO has expanded its PURELL SMARTLINK™ Technologies portfolio to include the PURELL SMARTLINK Integrated Monitoring System (IMS). With this addition, the PURELL SMARTLINK portfolio is the broadest set of electronic hand hygiene monitoring solutions in the market,3 which allows GOJO to offer customers a solution no matter where they are in their electronic hand hygiene monitoring journey.

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Let’s Celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day
Let’s Celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day

5/6/2019

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated annually every May 5th. It is a day to raise awareness for the critical role hand hygiene plays in infection prevention. Hand hygiene compliance makes a dramatic difference, both in terms of lives saved and healthcare costs reduced.

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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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