GOJO Shares Hand Hygiene Products, Technology And Innovation At 42nd Annual APIC Conference
Jun 18, 2015, 02:00 ET
AKRON, Ohio, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, will share its latest hand hygiene products and technology with an audience of nearly 3,000 clinical professionals at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)'s 42nd Annual Conference June 27th – 29th in Nashville, Tenn.
Interactive presentations will provide information on new PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer ULTRA NOURISHING™ Foam, PROVON® Ultra Mild Foam Hand Wash, the PURELL ES™ Everywhere System and the GOJO® SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene Solutions, including the new GOJO SMARTLINK Observation System. GOJO will also welcome global leaders in the fields of medicine and hand hygiene at the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium on Sat., June 27th.
GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: Better Ways to Measure Hand Hygiene Compliance and Successfully Engage Your Staff: Lessons From the Field
The keynote speakers for this event, which will be held Sat., June 27th from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel, are global healthcare leaders in the fields of medicine and hand hygiene. The speakers are:
- Emily Landon, MD, assistant professor of medicine, specializing in infectious diseases and global health, at the University of Chicago
- Michael Gardam, MSc, MD, CM, MSc, FRPC, director of infection prevention and control at the University Health Network, and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto
Both speakers will share perspective and innovative strategies that address both hand hygiene compliance measurement and ways to improve and sustain compliance. Dr. Landon will discuss her experiences with utilizing and gaining acceptance for the use of hand hygiene technology. Dr. Gardam will present his approach to improving hand hygiene compliance in a healthcare setting and how he engages staff to own hand hygiene compliance and determine ways to improve overall compliance rates. Jim Arbogast, Ph.D., GOJO vice president of hygiene sciences and public health advancements, will serve as the moderator for this panel discussion. Breakfast will be provided at the symposium and 2.0 CE credits are available for those that attend.
More information about GOJO and APIC, as well as registration information for the GOJO Symposium can be found at http://tradeshows.gojo.com/
PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer ULTRA NOURISHING™ Foam and PROVON Ultra Mild Foam Handwash
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer ULTRA NOURISHING Foam, which delivers the proven efficacy PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer1, with the addition of a unique blend of moisturizers and antioxidants, is clinically proven to improve skin hydration and skin condition in three days under high-frequency use. This PURELL formulation is different in that it nourishes the skin from the inside out so there are less moisturizers deposited on the surface of skin which can build up over time with high compliance. PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer ULTRA NOURISHING Foam includes a unique blend of skin conditioning agents and antioxidants that penetrate quickly into your skin, nourishing skin cells from the inside out.
This new formulation also:
- Improves dry, damaged skin2
- Reduces the need to use lotions3
- Is CHG, nitrile, vinyl and latex glove compatible
- Quickly nourishes the skin's natural moisture barrier, while leaving skin clean and soft.4
PROVON® Ultra Mild Foam Handwash is a non-antimicrobial soap for high-frequency environments that helps maintain skin health, even with frequent hand washing.
This gentle formula, which was tested and proven to be as mild as baby wash,5 contains moisturizers that maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier, yet it rinses away quickly, leaving hands feeling clean and refreshed. The formulation has a light, clean fresh scent that dissipates quickly, providing a positive scent experience without a lingering residue fragrance. This mild soap also:
- Cleanses the skin without drying it
- Cleanses gently for use throughout the day
- Rinses clean
The PURELL ES™ Everywhere System
The new PURELL ES™ Everywhere System is the smallest, most versatile and appealing PURELL System in the market offering unparalleled placement access and convenience. The system is designed to fit in places that are unable to accommodate traditional dispensers or where bottles are commonly found. It features a ready-to-install preassembled base, contains almost twice as much product as a standard eight-fluid ounce bottle and allows for easy, at-a-glance monitoring of product level for easy servicing.
The PURELL ES™ Everywhere System is ideal for patient care rooms, the nurses' station, treatment carts, registration areas, emergency medical services, break rooms and offices. It can be placed where it is needed to help keep staff and patients healthy.
SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene Solutions
GOJO remains at the forefront of hand hygiene innovation and compliance since launching its SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene Solutions, which includes innovative measurement tools, expert, clinician-based support, advanced dispensers and superior products. Hospitals in the United States and across the world have installed the SMARTLINK system to measure and improve hand hygiene compliance.
Most recently, GOJO released its GOJO SMARTLINK Observation (OBV) System, a mobile application that connects to GOJO SMARTLINK web-based software and allows for the electronic collection and collation of hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE) metrics. The OBV System compliments other GOJO SMARTLINK electronic compliance systems and allows observers to collect hand hygiene and PPE observations using either a smartphone or tablet. Once collected, the data is then automatically collated and sent to the GOJO SMARTLINK software for easy, real-time reporting and feedback.
Demonstrations at APIC include the OBV System and the following:
- GOJO SMARTLINK™ Activity Monitoring System monitors and measures compliance on a community level providing real-time actionable data by floor, unit or room.
- GOJO SMARTLINK™ Integrated Technology is compatible with most leading healthcare technology platforms, such as Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS), and provides hand hygiene compliance at an individual level by communicating with RTLS-enabled employee badges.
- GOJO SMARTLINK™ Clinician-Based Support provides GOJO clinicians who become part of the hospital's infection prevention team and provide customized implementation, on-site audits, setup, baseline measurements and detailed improvement plans.
GOJO Industries is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing systems, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with operations in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada and Brazil.
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