Join GOJO, the inventor of Purell, at the 14th annual Infection Prevention Society (IPS) conference, stand 37. This year, the event takes place at the Bournemouth International Centre, from 17th – 19th October 2022.
At the show, the team of GOJO Healthcare Support Managers will be offering support and advice on their total solution approach to infection prevention in healthcare facilities. They will highlight the company’s ability to help hygiene standards across all areas and situations within hospitals and healthcare facilities.
GOJO will showcase its role as a specialist partner in healthcare hygiene, by focussing on three areas with specific need:
- Surgical wards
Meeting key hygiene norms is of the utmost importance in these environments, but the harsh products used to do so can really take their toll on hands. In contrast, using PURELL Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub offers a gentler way to meet EN 12791 standard.
- Acute and general wards
GOJO provides a straight ‘out of the box’ solution for hand hygiene, incorporating dispensers, products, accessories, and signage, as well as training and on-boarding support. It also manages installations, thereby reducing the staffing impact of changing suppliers.
- Community & social services:
These environments often have radically different needs from what are traditionally catered for in healthcare packages. GOJO takes these specificities into consideration and offers specially adapted products – for example locked dispenser units and foam sanitiser, so they can only be opened by trained personnel in demanding environments, for example. Its ‘train the trainer’ programme allows all staff to be trained on product use, whatever shift they work. Personal formats can also be supplied, so healthcare professionals always have products on hand when they are needed – even if their work is off-site.
Chris Wakefield, Managing Director UK & Ireland, GOJO Industries-Europe comments: ‘We know the key to increasing hand hygiene compliance is to ensure that the right products are available in the right places, at the right time. We are constantly innovating to keep people and places healthy. This means formulating products that are not only effective at killing germs, but that won’t irritate hands that must be repeatedly cleaned throughout a shift. ‘Ensuring that the products are available when and where they are needed – be that personal bottles of hygienic hand rub, or dispensers positioned in optimal locations. And last but not least, developing solutions with the environment in mind. For example, from 2023, we plan to move to RPT refills; all collapsible refills will be made from recycled materials, as well as being recyclable.
‘Widely used in the NHS, PURELL is a trusted brand in healthcare facilities around the world. Our solutions encompass fast-active, effective formulas that care for skin, state of the art dispensers, and specialist support such as the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredited training making us the ideal healthcare partner. Come and meet the team at IPS 2022 to find out how we can support your facility.’