Dr. Consky


Summary

Personal protective equipment not always used when required. Single patient use glucometer occasionally used for multiple patients.

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 / 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

A complaint was identified from a member of the public on September 29, 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 October 2, 2017.

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Reprocessing area did not have a one way flow from dirty to clean.Flow in reprocessing area will be from dirty to clean to prevent cross contamination.Nov. 3, 2017
Personal protective equipment (gowns) not worn appropriately.Appropriate PPE is worn when staff are potentially exposed to respiratory secretions/droplets and changed/discarded after every use.Oct. 26, 2017
Multi-dose medication vials not labeled with date opened.All multi-dose medication vials are labeled with date opened.Oct. 2, 2017
Single patient use blood glucose monitor used for multiple patients.Single use blood glucose monitors will be used for a single patient. Oct. 2, 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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