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Shoppers Drug Mart Infection Control Inspection


Summary

Alcohol Based Hand Rub (ABHR) not available and accessible at point of care. Sharps container filled past the fill line.

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 April 15, 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 April 16, 2021.

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

Corrected Issues

IssueCorrectionDate Corrected
Specimines note stored in a a dedicated refrigeratorStore specimens that require refrigeration in a dedicated specimen refrigerator.June 22, 2021
Vaccines not stored/prepared in a clean area on a clean surface separate from other reas.Store/Prepare vaccines and supplies in a clean area on a clean surface.June 22, 2021
Vaccines not stored/prepared in a clean aea on a clean surface separate from other areas.Store/Prepare vaccines and supplies in a clean area on a clean surface.June 22, 2021
Alcohol Based Hand Rub (ABHR) not available and accessible at point of care.ABHR to be available and accessible at point of care.April 30, 2021
Sharps container filled past the fill line.Sharps container not to be filled past the fill line. April 30, 2021
Chemical products used for environmental cleaning not labelled with expiry date.Chemical products used for environmental cleaning to be labelled with expiry date.April 30, 2021
Surfaces are not smooth, non-porous, seamless, and cleanable.Surfaces to be smooth, non-porous, seamless, and cleanable.April 30, 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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