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.

Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene
Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene

11/17/2016

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are raising awareness and understanding of the urgent global problem of drug resistant bacteria.

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MRSA
Patient Safety Focus: Healthcare-Associated MRSA in the United States

10/21/2016

By Pamela T. Wagner, MSN, RN

Clinical Application Specialist, GOJO

Prevalence and spread of MRSA in U.S. hospitals, risks to patient safety and strategies to eliminate or prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant staph infections

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It's Time to Abandon the Hygiene Hypothesis

8/18/2016

By Professor Sally Bloomfield

Chairman of IFH and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

The July issue of Perspectives in Public Health reviews the latest evidence showing that the hygiene hypothesis is a misleading and dangerous misnomer. Not only does it undermine attitudes to hygiene at a time when antibiotic resistance threatens our ability to treat infections, it also hinders the search for ways to reverse the recent dramatic rise in allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases. These arguments are set out in a new review summarising the consensus findings of experts who presented at a conference organized by the Royal Society for Public Health and the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene in February 2016.

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Taking a Closer Look at the 2 Most Common Foodborne Illnesses
Taking a Closer Look at the 2 Most Common Foodborne Illnesses

8/8/2016

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are more than 250 different types of foodborne illnesses? While that number is staggering, there are two illnesses that account for nearly 70% of all foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States – norovirus and Salmonella.

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Antibiotic Stewardship Clostrodium Difficile
Making Healthcare Safer - Stopping the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

8/7/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest issue of Vitalsigns, which focuses on a call to action to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance. This issue focuses on the need for collaboration among healthcare facilities, as well as state and local health departments, to join together in a coordinated approach that, based on CDC modeling projects, could prevent 619,000 antibiotic-resistant and C. difficile infections and save 37,000 lives over five years.

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