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.

Patient Safety Week
Patient Education is Key to Good Hand Hygiene

10/29/2013

By Michael Gardam, MSc, MD, CM, CIC, FRCPC

Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network

There has been so much focus on improving healthcare provider hand hygiene over the past decade that it might be tempting to overlook the importance of patient/client hand hygiene in patient safety.

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International Infection Prevention Week and Point of Care Hand Hygiene
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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Doctor and Nurses looking at data
Electronic Monitoring Systems Can Improve Healthcare Hand Hygiene Compliance

10/2/2013

By Sarah Wilson

Clinical Scientist, GOJO Industries Senior

The gold standard for monitoring hand hygiene compliance, visual observation, often overestimates hand hygiene compliance rates. Therefore, many facilities don’t know they have a hand hygiene compliance problem!

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Hand Hygiene Compliance Systems
Hand Hygiene Compliance Systems: Growing Trend in Healthcare

8/27/2013

By Kathy Cunningham, RN, BSEd, CNN

Proper performance of hand hygiene at key moments during patient care is the most important means of preventing healthcare associated infections.

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