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:
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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.
|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|
|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|
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.