AEGIS MD


Summary

Newly purchased sharps (such as microneedle tip) were not sterilized prior to use.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Serious blood-borne infections (Hep B, Hep C, HIV, sepsis, meningitis/nervous system)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Skin 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 June 6, 2017, related to infection prevention and control concerns.

This infection prevention and control lapse involved a member of the regulatory college.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on June 8, 2017.

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Newly purchased sharps (such as microneedle tip) were not sterilized prior to use.Ensure that all invasive sharps are sterile prior to use.July 13, 2017
Written policy and procedures were not available for infection prevention and control practices.Ensure that policy and procedures related to infection prevention and control are available, reviewed and updated on a regular basis.June 20, 2017
Infection prevention and control signage was not observed at the entrance of the clinic and at the reception desk.Ensure that infection prevention and control signage is provided at the entrance of the clinic and at the reception desk.June 9, 2017

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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