Guardian Niagara Falls Pharmacy Infection Control Inspection
4796 Victoria Ave
Chemical products not labelled with expiration date. Dedicated hand wash sink not used for handwashing only. Safety Data Sheets were not made available.
Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:
- Skin / soft tissue infections
Public Health Inspector
905-980-6000 ext. 7590, toll free 1-888-505-6074
Findings and Corrective Measures
A complaint was identified from a member of the public on December 28, 2021, 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 5, 2022.
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 and occupational health and safety policies were incomplete.||Infection control and reprocessing policies that are based on current best practices to be available reviewed and updated on a routine basis. Occupational health and safety policies to be completed||Jan. 20, 2022|
|Education and training of infection control and reprocessing policies, procedures not provided on a regular basis or documented for all staff.||Education and training to be provided and documented on a regular basis.||Jan. 20, 2022|
|Eyewash fountain not present.||Provide an eyewash fountain that is capable of operating hands free.||Jan. 18, 2022|
|Chemical products not labelled with expiration date.||Label chemical products with expiration date||Jan. 12, 2022|
|Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for cleaning/disinfecting products were not available||Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for cleaning/disinfecting products to be readily available||Jan. 12, 2022|
|Surfaces and furnishings not cleanable.||Surfaces and furnishings to be cleanable.||Jan. 12, 2022|
|Dedicated hand hygiene sink not used for handwashing only||Dedicated hand hygiene sink to be used for handwashing only||Jan. 5, 2022|
|Tissue boxes not available in the reception/waiting area||Tissue boxes to be available in the reception/waiting area.||Jan. 5, 2022|
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.