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Walmart Pharmacy Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Client treatment areas not cleaned and disinfected appropriately. Cleaning/disinfecting products not used according to manufacturer’s instructions. Personal protective equipment not readily available.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Blood-borne infections
  • Skin / soft tissue infections

Contact

Duty Officer
Public Health Inspector
905-980-6000 ext. 7590, toll free 1-888-505-6074
inspect@niagararegion.ca


Findings and Corrective Measures

A complaint was identified from a member of the public on December 17, 2021, related to infection prevention and control concerns.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on December 20, 2021.

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/not available.Infection control policies to be based on current best practices, reviewed and updated on a regular basis.April 8, 2022
Eyewash fountain not provided.Provide eyewash fountain.April 8, 2022
Client treatment areas not cleaned and disinfected appropriately.Clean and disinfect client treatment areas as appropriate.Dec. 22, 2021
Cleaning/disinfecting products not used according to manufacturer’s instructions. Use cleaning/disinfecting products as described in the manufacturer’s instructions.Dec. 22, 2021
Personal protective equipment not readily available.Personal protective equipment to be available at point of use.Dec. 22, 2021

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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