Dr. T. Bak Dentistry Professional Corporation Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Dental instruments were not packaged and stored appropriately.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Blood-borne infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • 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 July 23, 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 July 26, 2019.

An investigation report was given to the premise / facility noting corrective measures. Information and education was provided.

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Written infection control policies and procedures incomplete.Infection control policies to be based on current best practices and reviewed and updated on a regular basis.Sept. 6, 2019
Staff do not receive regular education and auditing related to reprocessing. Staff to receive regular education and auditing related to reprocessing.Sept. 6, 2019
Medication instructions for use not followed.Follow medication instructions for use.Aug. 9, 2019
Instrument cleaning brush is not sterilized or disposed of at the end of the day.Instrument cleaning brush must be sterilized or disposed of at the end of each day or as often as necessary.Aug. 1, 2019
Instrument pouches are overloaded for sterilization.Follow pouches manufacturer’s instructions regarding the number of instruments that may be accommodated.Aug. 1, 2019
A Class 5 chemical integrator is not placed in every instrument package to be sterilized.Place a Class 5 Integrator appropriately in each instrument package to be sterilized. Aug. 1, 2019
Records are incomplete for sterilizer loads.Records must be kept to document that all sterilization parameters have been met for every load.Aug. 1, 2019
Sterilized instrument packages are compromised by discolouration from dampness. Instrument packages must be visually inspected after sterilization for discolouration from dampness.Aug. 1, 2019
Instruments were not stored sterile until point of use.Sterility of instruments must be maintained until point of use.Aug. 1, 2019
Furniture not cleanable in the reception area. Furniture to be made of a cleanable material. Aug. 1, 2019
Clean medical supplies stored under sinks. Clean medical supplies not to be stored under sinks. Aug. 1, 2019

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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