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Pine Street Dental Infection Control Inspection


Summary

A log of test results, parameters and maintenance during sterilization not maintained. Instruments were not packaged according to manufacturers’ instructions for use prior to sterilization.

Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:

  • Blood-borne infections
  • 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 November 20, 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 November 27, 2020.

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

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Eyewash station was provided, but improperly located.Eyewash station to be available and located in a clean area within a 10-second walk of reprocessing area.Jan. 26, 2021
Education and training of infection control and reprocessing policies and procedures not provided or documented for all staff.Education and training to be provided and documented on a regular basis.Dec. 16, 2020
Multidose vials not labelled appropriately.Label multidose vials immediately after opening. Discard multidose vials according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use or within 28 days, whichever is shorter.Dec. 16, 2020
Written infection control and reprocessing policies and procedures were not available.Infection control and reprocessing policies that are based on current best practices are available, reviewed and updated on a routine basis.Dec. 16, 2020
A log of test results, parameters and maintenance during sterilization not maintained.Record and maintain appropriate sterilization test results.Dec. 16, 2020
Instruments were not packaged according to manufacturer’s instructions for use prior to sterilization. Instruments must be packaged according to manufacturer’s instructions for use prior to sterilization. Dec. 16, 2020
Sterilized instrument packages are compromised due to dampness.Instrument packages must be visually inspected after sterilization for dampness.Dec. 16, 2020
Washer / disinfector not tested and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for use.Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding testing and preventative maintenance.Dec. 16, 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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