Disinfectants are not being used throughout the clinic.
Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:
Public Health Nurse
Public Health Nurse
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A complaint was identified from a member of the public on June 5, 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 7, 2017.
|No comprehensive IPAC policies and procedures.||Create and implement Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures.||Aug. 2, 2017|
|Pre-packaged acupuncture needles did not have lot number or expiry dates.||Pre-packaged, pre-sterilized needles must include a lot number and expiry date.||June 23, 2017|
|Exam table (head piece) in clinic room 1 has a tear and there were cloth chairs throughout the premise.||Surfaces and furnishings should be smooth, non-porous, seamless and cleanable.||June 23, 2017|
|Lack of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for cleaning and disinfecting products and improper labeling of chemicals as per Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).||MSDS for cleaning and disinfecting products must be available and all chemicals must be properly labeled as per WHMIS.||June 23, 2017|
|Disinfectant not being used in accordance with manufacturer's directions.||Follow the manufacturer directions for appropriate use of the disinfectant which includes making sure the disinfectant is used for the correct amount of time on surfaces.||June 7, 2017|
|There were no tissue boxes available in the reception/waiting area.||Ensure that tissue boxes are available in the reception/waiting area.||June 7, 2017|
|Alcohol based hand rub in the reception area was expired.||Need a valid alcohol based hand rub in the reception area.||June 7, 2017|
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.