New Study Finds HAIs Surging During the Pandemic

SteriLux Systems was originally founded to reduce the risk of HAIs in the Healthcare industry.  While Healthcare has made years of steady progress in reducing costly HAI instances, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America (SHEA) published a new research report found “significantly higher” rates of routinely tracked infections observed in US Hospitals.

Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., Associate Director of Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs at the CDC said: “Strengthening infection prevention and control capacities works.  This information emphasizes the importance of building stronger, deeper and broader infection control resources throughout healthcare that will not only improve our ability to protect patients in future pandemics but will also improve patient care every day”.

We could not agree more! 

SteriLux Systems’ SteriLocker is a one-stop disinfection solution designed to rapidly disinfect everyday items – outer garments, mobile devices, keys, wallets, shoes - using just UVC light.  The SteriLux Systems software suite provides one central location to track usage and measure compliance to ensure you are reducing the pathogen load in your facility.

Click here to read the full article from HC Innovation Group

Biden Administration Invests $2.1 Billion in Infection Control

The COVID-19 Pandemic caught us off guard and showed the world the devastating consequences of inadequate infection control technology. The Biden administration realized this, and announced today a $2.1 Billion investment to improve Infection Prevention and Control activities across the US Healthcare sector through the CDC.

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH said “Funding will provide significant resources…and opportunities to develop innovative strategies to protect every segment of the U.S. population…”

SteriLux Systems exists to reduce the risk of pathogen transmission and Healthcare Acquire Infections.  Reach out to us to learn how we can help you enable safer facilities with one-stop disinfection.

To learn more about the latest American Rescue Plan funding, check out the full article in Healthcare Hygiene Magazine.

COVID-19 Deaths in Delta Surge Trend Younger

Safe Spaces are needed now, more than ever, in today’s world.  Federal data cited in The Wall Street Journal “show COVID-19 deaths among people under 55 have roughly matched highs near 1,800 a week set during last winter’s surge”. 

SteriLux Systems was founded in healthcare, and our one-stop disinfection solution is designed to enable safer spaces and reduce the risk of infection from many harmful bacteria, virus, mold and spores.

Click here to read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.

Learn more about the latest infection control technology from our partners at Lotus Biosecurity.

What Will Your Office Look Like When It's Time to Go Back?

Well, it won't exactly be the office you remember.  Versatile Work Tents, Desk Domes, Real-time apps, touchless technology and UV-C light are some of the new features you may see when you return to the office.

Joe Heaney and our partners at Lotus Biosecurity spoke to the NY Post about how SteriLocker and the power of UV-C light is used to make the workplace safer.

"Heaney is also seeing the implementation of “sterilockers” — cubbies that use hospital-grade UV-C light, originally designed to sanitize doctors’ white coats. “It wipes out any germs you or someone you are meeting may have inadvertently picked up, say, on the subway or in an elevator,” he said."

SteriLocker is an essential infection prevention solution and can be used as a pathogen barrier to reduce the pathogen load coming into the work place.  The SteriLocker is a smart device that operates in conjunction with a software application to manage administrative functions such as user compliance, maintenance diagnostics, and reporting.   From a user perspective, there are helpful features such as scheduling, push notification reminders, and assistance in locating lockers.

Click here to read the full article in the NY Post!

SteriLocker Helps Assisted Living Residence Reclaim Normalcy

How can SteriLocker benefit your facility?

According to iAdvance Senior Care Magazine, it can serve as "a community-building activity, a marketing tool, and a valuable safety implementation."  Lindsey Harbison, Assistant Executive Director of the 80th Street Residence, explains the value of infection prevention at her facility: “Without a doubt, by implementing these higher-level measures of infectious control, we have a viral-free community and we’re keeping people safe,” she says. “There’s no dollar amount you can put on that safety and health.”

The 80th Street Residence has placed SteriLocker in their entrance vestibule and is using it as a pathogen entry barrier to their facility.

Our team is proud to work alongside the Lotus Biosecurity team and protect the residents and staff at the The 80th Street Residence with SteriLocker.

Check out the full article here!

SteriLocker Deployed at 80th Street Residence Assisted Care Facility

SteriLux Systems is proud to deploy our SteriLockerâ„¢ at the 80th Street Residence, an assisted living facility and outstanding leader in biosecurity, safety and infection prevention.

The team at 80th Street has required SteriLockerâ„¢ use by all visitors and staff as part of the entry screen process to reduce the pathogen load in the facility.

Take a look at how the 80th Street team has gone above and beyond to prioritize the health and safety of their residents, and see the SteriLocker in action! 

SARS CoV-2 Virus Can Live on Fabrics for 3 Days

A new study out of the UK confirms that SARS CoV-2 , the virus that causes COVID-19, can live for up to 3 days on clothing and fabric. This confirms that we could be unknowingly transmitting the virus through our jackets and clothing.

Although health care represents the most urgent need for the sterilization of pathogens, SteriLux Systems can be extended to many industries who want to lead the way to a healthier future.

Click here to view the article in the NY Post!

SteriLux Systems CEO, Michael Lane, Shares Insights into SEC Rule Change

In August of this year, the SEC "modernized" its Accredited Investor definition - one of the key eligibility requirements to participate in private capital markets.  The SEC broadened its definition to provide greater access to capital for startup businesses and expanding investment opportunities for qualified investors.

Newsday reached out to Michael Lane to draw on his vast business experience to offer insight into what this rule change means for aspiring investors and startup businesses working to raise capital.

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Study: NYC Healthcare Workers Fear Transmitting Virus To Friends and Family

The Journal of General Hospital Psychiatry published a brand new study designed to understand the mental health toll caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on Healthcare workers. The objective is to understand the needs and wants of Healthcare workers during this unique time in order to provide the best support measures and solutions  The study was based on web survey distributed to a total of 657 healthcare workers comprising physicians, advanced practice providers, residents / fellows, and nurses from a major NYC hospital.

The survey results are clear: NYC Healthcare workers are experiencing unprecedented levels of psychological distress related to COVID-19 (as if their jobs aren't already stressful enough). Further, the study shows that 3 out of every 4 NYC healthcare workers are highly distressed by the fear of transmitting the virus to family or friends. Perceived lack of control and uncertainty about colleagues COVID-19 status also emerged as the most common sources of COVID related stress among NYC Healthcare workers.

The SteriLux System was designed for the healthcare system, and has a key role in addressing the major concerns of healthcare workers identified in this study.  SteriLocker use to sterilize white coats, shoes, devices, and other personal items at the beginning and end of each day can reduce the risk of pathogen transmissions between healthcare workers and their families.  The mobile application can mitigate the perceived lack of control to build a culture of compliance and promote usage throughout the facility.

SteriLux Systems was founded by a young, New York City MD who was there on the front lines of the pandemic.  Contributing to a better healthcare system and safer environment for both patients and workers is our top priority.

Click here to view the published study.

As Expected, Starting School During COVID-19 Brings Unique Challenges

Just over a week into the 2020-2021 school year, the Wall Street Journal profiled a public charter school in Texas to highlight the challenges of opening a school in the midst of a global pandemic.

To quote some of the challenges from the article: "There is no sharing of school books, pencils or other supplies. Sports programs are on hold. Desks are spread apart. And parents can’t enter the building or even drop off a forgotten lunch. The school will provide one."  How can SteriLux Systems help?  First, SteriLockers located near the classroom can kill germs on school books, pencils, and supplies with germicidal LED's in a two minute cycle time. After each student uses an item, it can be placed in the SteriLocker before others can use it again.  Forgotten Lunch? Put the lunchbox in either the top or bottom shelf of a SteriLocker located near the school entrance or in the administrative office.  SteriLocker can help to bring athletics back by allowing students to hit the field or court in germ-free uniforms.

Another problem that the SteriLocker can solve: teachers who fear taking the virus home with them. We think that people will want to have clothing and even footwear designated for work and home. The SteriLocker can be used to make both teachers and students feel safer with an ability to rapidly disinfect your wearables, personal items, and devices.

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