Urine specimens were being disposed of into a designated hand hygiene sink.
Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:
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A complaint was identified from a member of the public on January 9, 2019, related to infection prevention and control concerns.
This infection prevention and control lapse involved a member of the regulatory college.
Orally corrective measures were discussed at the time of inspection.
An initial onsite investigation was conducted on January 11, 2019.
An investigation report was given to the premise / facility noting corrective measures. Information and education was provided.
|Chairs in waiting rooms and clinic rooms had a fabric finish and therefore not cleanable.||Surfaces and finishes are smooth, non-porous, seamless, and cleanable.||Jan. 25, 2019|
|Written policies and procedures were not available for infection prevention and control practices / occupational health and safety.||Ensure that infection prevention and control / occupational health and safety policies are based on the most current practices available, reviewed and updated on a regular basis.||Jan. 25, 2019|
|Education and training related to infection prevention and control were not reported and documented.||Ensure that staff receive regular education related to infection prevention and control and that training is reported, documented, and maintained on a regular basis.||March 22, 2019|
|Appropriate IPAC signage not posted at front reception.||IPAC signage will be posted in reception area.||Jan. 11, 2019|
|Improper disposal of urine specimens.||Urine specimens are not disposed in a hand hygiene sink.||Jan. 11, 2019|
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.