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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 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.

FDA Releases Proposed Rule for Consumer Leave-On Antiseptic Products
FDA Announces its Proposed Rule for Hand Sanitizing Products Used in Everyday Settings – What Does This Mean?

6/30/2016

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

On June 29, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its proposed rule for consumer hand sanitizers and asked manufacturers to provide the latest science for the active ingredients used in these products. This call for new data relates to the FDA’s standard protocol as it revisits this consumer product category for the first time in over 20 years. But what does this mean for those of us who use hand sanitizing products?

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Electronic Monitoring Systems
Hand Hygiene Is the Best Way to Prevent the Spread of HAIs

6/22/2016

By Pamela T. Wagner, MSN, RN

Clinical Application Specialist, GOJO

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) have many negative effects on hospitals and patients—causing thousands of preventable deaths every year and draining valuable resources from the nation’s healthcare system. HAI prevention is typically approached with a bundle of solutions—and hand hygiene is one of the critical components.

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 Landmark Study Proves PURELL™ Advanced Workforce Solution Helps Reduce Health Insurance Claims and Generates Hard Cost Savings MMO
Landmark Study Proves PURELL™ Advanced Workforce Solution Helps Reduce Health Insurance Claims and Generates Hard Cost Savings

6/9/2016

By Thom Wojtkun

Market Development Director, Office Buildings, GOJO Industries

Study finds that a workplace with a comprehensive hand hygiene program, which includes PURELL® Hand Sanitizer and PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes and hand hygiene education, helps reduce health insurance claims tied to doctors’ visits for hand hygiene preventable illnesses by 24%.

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Antibiotic Stewardship Clostrodium Difficile
Setting the Record Straight on Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers and Antibiotic Resistance

6/6/2016

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Recently, a report about an antibiotic-resistant supergerm made headlines and brought even greater attention to the ever-growing challenge of antibiotic resistance. It also demonstrates why practicing good hand hygiene – handwashing and hand sanitizing – is so important to overcoming the challenge of antibiotic resistance.

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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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