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Dr. T. H. Yu Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Surfaces, finishes, and equipment not cleanable and needles used for injection not safety-engineered.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • 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 referral was made by on July 2, 2020, 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 July 10, 2020.

An investigation report was given to the premise / facility noting corrective measures. Information and education was provided.

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Surfaces, furnishings and equipment not cleanable.Surfaces, furnishings and equipment to be cleanable.Sept. 4, 2020
Needles for injection not safety-engineered.Needles for injection to be safety-engineered.Sept. 4, 2020
Clean medical supplies stored under sinks.Clean medical supplies not to be stored under sinks.Sept. 4, 2020
Education and training of infection control and reprocessing policies, procedures not provided or documented for all staff.Education and training to be provided and documented on a regular basis.Sept. 4, 2020
Written infection control and reprocessing policies and procedures were incomplete.Infection control and reprocessing policies that are based on current best practices are available, reviewed and updated on a routine basis.Sept. 4, 2020
Appropriate infection prevention and control signage not observed at the entrance of the setting and reception desk.Appropriate infection prevention and control signage to be posted and visible at the entrance of the setting and reception desk.Sept. 4, 2020
Medications not stored and prepared in a clean area, on a clean surface separate from other areas. Store and prepare medications and supplies in a clean area, on a clean surface.Sept. 4, 2020
Multidose vial not replaced with single dose vials where possible. Replace multidose vial with single dose vials where possible. Sept. 4, 2020
Multidose vials not labelled appropriately. Multidose vials not discarded according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use or within 28 days.Label multidose vials immediately after opening. Discard multidose vials according to the Manufacturer’s instructions for use or within 28 days, whichever is shorter.Sept. 4, 2020
Items not cleanable in the waiting area. Items to be made of a cleanable material. July 10, 2020

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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