King’s Lane Dental Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Packaging of sterile instruments did not meet manufacturer’s instructions for use.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Serious blood-borne infections (Hep B, Hep C, HIV, sepsis, meningitis/nervous system)
  • Skin / soft tissue infections

Contact

Public Health Nurse
Public Health Nurse
905-980-6000 ext. 7330, toll free 1-888-505-6074
id@niagararegion.ca


Findings and Corrective Measures

A complaint was identified from a member of the public on August 2, 2018, related to infection prevention and control concerns.

This infection prevention and control lapse involved a member of the regulatory college.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on August 13, 2018.

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Brushes used for cleaning were not being discarded or sterilized at the end of the day.Brushes used for cleaning will either be sterilized or discarded at the end of each day.Aug. 23, 2018
Sterilized packages not labeled with sterilizer number or cycle number.Sterilized packages are labeled with date processed, sterilizer used, cycle number, and the health care providers initials.Aug. 23, 2018
Floors in reception and hallways were not being disinfected daily.Touch surfaces and floors in waiting room, reception, and hallway areas are cleaned and disinfected daily.Aug. 23, 2018
Dental instruments were not cleaned with an enzymatic cleaner prior to sterilization.An enzymatic cleaner is used to clean dental instruments/equipment prior to sterilization.Aug. 14, 2018
Dental instruments not packaged according to manufacturer's instructions for use.Dental instruments are to be packaged according to manufacturer's instructions for use.Aug. 14, 2018

Health Risks and Inspections

In the event that a direct health risk is identified for clients who visited this establishment, Niagara Region Public Health will contact those at risk with advice around any medical follow-up.

For general updates regarding this investigation, continue to monitor this website.

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