Medelife Healthcare Services Ltd. - Niagara Falls Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Equipment was not cleaned and disinfected according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Disinfectants were not compatible with equipment.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • 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 January 20, 2020, 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 22, 2020.

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

Ongoing Issues

IssueCorrectionLast Updated
Written infection control and reprocessing policies and procedures not available.Infection control and reprocessing policies and procedures to be based on current best practices and accessible to staff.Feb. 7, 2020

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Furniture and work surfaces not cleanable.Furniture and work surfaces to be made of cleanable material.Feb. 27, 2020
Education and training of infection control and reprocessing policies, procedures not provided or documented for all staff.Education and training to be provided and documented on a regular basis.Feb. 27, 2020
Eyewash fountain not provided.Provide eyewash fountain.Feb. 27, 2020
Chemical disinfectant use is not logged, compatible with medical equipment, prepared and used according to manufacturer’s instruction for use.Chemical disinfectant use must be logged, compatible with medical equipment, prepared and used according to manufacturer’s instruction for use.Feb. 27, 2020
Contaminated medical equipment for reprocessing is not kept separate from clean items and does not follow one-way work flow.Contaminated medical equipment for reprocessing must be kept separate from clean items and follow a one-way work flow. Feb. 27, 2020
Medical equipment/devices are not disassembled and reprocessed according to manufacturer’s instructions for use.Medical equipment/devices must be disassembled and reprocessed according to manufacturer’s instructions for use.Feb. 27, 2020
Appropriate infection control signage, hand sanitizer and masks not observed at reception/waiting area.Appropriate infection control signage, hand sanitizer and masks to be posted and available.Feb. 6, 2020
Clean medical supplies stored under sink.Clean medical supplies not to be stored under sink.Feb. 6, 2020
No safety data sheets available for cleaning/disinfecting products.Safety data sheets for cleaning/disinfecting products to be readily available and up-to-date.Feb. 6, 2020
Personal protective equipment, paper towel and dedicated hand hygiene sink and/or hand sanitizer is not available in reprocessing area.Personal protective equipment, paper towel and dedicated hand hygiene sink and/or hand sanitizer to be available in reprocessing area.Feb. 6, 2020

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.

Routine health inspection results for this establishment.

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