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Comprehensive Health Clinic 2021 Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Sterile equipment/devices not stored in packaging appropriately. Equipment/instruments are not cleaned and disinfected between uses and are not stored appropriately. Appropriate hand sanitizer not available/accessible at point of care.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Blood-borne infections
  • Skin / soft tissue infections

Contact

Duty Officer
Public Health Inspector
905-980-6000 ext. 7590, toll free 1-888-505-6074
inspect@niagararegion.ca


Findings and Corrective Measures

A complaint was identified from a member of the public on October 7, 2021, related to infection prevention and control concerns.

An initial onsite investigation was conducted on October 13, 2021.

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

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Sterile equipment/devices not stored in packaging appropriately. Store sterile equipment/devices in packaging appropriately. Oct. 22, 2021
Equipment/instruments are not cleaned and disinfected between uses and are not stored appropriately.Clean and disinfect equipment/instruments between uses and store appropriately.Oct. 22, 2021
Client treatment areas not cleaned and disinfected appropriately. Clean and disinfect client treatment areas as appropriate. Oct. 22, 2021
Suraces not cleanable.Surfaces to be cleanable.Oct. 22, 2021
IPAC and Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures are not followed by all staff.Infection control policies to be followed by all staff.Oct. 22, 2021
Staff attendance at education and training sessions not recorded. There is to be a process for recording staff attendance at education and training sessions. Oct. 22, 2021
Appropriate hand sanitizer not available/accessible at point of care. Client/staff washroom did not have hot running water or accessible paper towel.Appropriate hand sanitizer to be available/accessible at point of care. Hot/cold running water and paper towel to be available in client/staff washroom.Oct. 13, 2021
Hand sanitizer refilled.Hand sanitizer not to be refilled.Oct. 13, 2021

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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