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Guardian Niagara Falls Pharmacy Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Chemical products not labelled with expiration date. Dedicated hand wash sink not used for handwashing only. Safety Data Sheets were not made available.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • 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 December 28, 2021, 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 January 5, 2022.

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

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Written infection control and reprocessing policies and procedures and occupational health and safety policies were incomplete. Infection control and reprocessing policies that are based on current best practices to be available reviewed and updated on a routine basis. Occupational health and safety policies to be completed Jan. 20, 2022
Education and training of infection control and reprocessing policies, procedures not provided on a regular basis or documented for all staff.Education and training to be provided and documented on a regular basis. Jan. 20, 2022
Eyewash fountain not present. Provide an eyewash fountain that is capable of operating hands free. Jan. 18, 2022
Chemical products not labelled with expiration date. Label chemical products with expiration date Jan. 12, 2022
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for cleaning/disinfecting products were not available Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for cleaning/disinfecting products to be readily available Jan. 12, 2022
Surfaces and furnishings not cleanable.Surfaces and furnishings to be cleanable.Jan. 12, 2022
Dedicated hand hygiene sink not used for handwashing onlyDedicated hand hygiene sink to be used for handwashing only Jan. 5, 2022
Tissue boxes not available in the reception/waiting area Tissue boxes to be available in the reception/waiting area. Jan. 5, 2022

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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