Queenchester Terrace


Summary

Glucometer (blood sugar monitoring device) shared between residents.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Serious blood-borne infections (Hep B, Hep C, HIV, sepsis, meningitis/nervous system)
  • Skin / soft tissue 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

Infection prevention and control concerns was identified through disease surveillance.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on August 4, 2017.

Ongoing Issues

IssueCorrectionLast Updated
Written policy and procedures were not available for infection prevention and control practices, and occupational health and safety. Ensure that policy and procedures related to infection prevention and control, and occupational health and safety are available, reviewed and updated on a regular basis.Aug. 4, 2017
Education and training related to infection and prevention and control were not reported and documented.Ensure that all education and training related to infection and prevention and control are reported, documented, and maintained on a regular basis.Aug. 4, 2017

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Chair in treatment room to be smooth, non-porous, seamless and cleanable (i.e., no cloth furnishings).Surfaces and furnishings should be smooth, non-porous, seamless and cleanable. Aug. 11, 2017
No alcohol based hand rub or hand hygiene sink available in treatment room. Provide alcohol based hand rub or dedicated hand hygiene sink in treatment room.Aug. 11, 2017
Glucometer (blood sugar monitoring device) shared between residents. Ensure that glucometers are not shared between residents.Aug. 4, 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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