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Initial Report

Premise/Facility under investigation.

(Please include name and full address)

Sun Parlor Home – Foot Care Clinic
175 Talbot St E
Leamington,  ON N8H 1L9


Type of Premise/Facility.

(e.g., clinic, personal service setting)

Foot Care Clinic


Date Board of Health became aware of IPAC Lapse.

7/12/2019


Date of initial report posting.

7/26/2019


Date of initial report update(s), if applicable.

 


How the IPAC lapse was identified?

Referral


Summary description of the IPAC lapse.

Failure to clean, disinfect and sterilize of the medical devices on site. No written policies and procedures.


IPAC Lapse Investigation

Did the IPAC lapse involve a member of a Regulatory College?

Yes


If Yes, was the issue referred to the Regulatory College?

Yes


Were any corrective measures recommended and/or implemented?

Yes


Please provide further details.

It is recommended that:

  • The facility must meet the IPAC Standards of Practice for Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
  • The staff assigned to reprocess medical equipment/devices must complete education and training in reprocessing if reprocessing is to continue. 
  • The operator should have ongoing audits with documentation of competency of staff involved in reprocessing medical devices.
  • The reprocessing room must have a one-way work flow from dirty to clean area to prevent cross-contamination.
  • The reprocessing room must have a dedicated re-processing sink and should not to be used for hand washing. 
  • The reprocessing room must have an eye wash station at the point of use.
  • The reprocessing room must have a regular environmental cleaning schedule.
  • The reprocessing room must have PPE at the point of use.
  • The operator must maintain the record of the sterilizer mechanical print out checked and signed for each cycle by the person sterilizing the instruments.
  • The operator must maintain the record of physical parameters such as time/temperature/pressure of the autoclave.
  • The operator must maintain the record of external, internal chemical indicators and biological indicators (BI).
  • The operator must recall and reprocess instruments in case of a failed BI test.
  • The operator must have a process for receiving and disseminating medical device alerts and recalls originating from manufacturers or government agencies.
  • The operator must have written policies and procedures for cleaning each area of the setting, for immediate containment, cleaning and disinfection of spills of blood and body fluids. The operator must have policies and procedures for all aspects of reprocessing that are based on current recognized standards/recommendations.

Date any order(s) or directive(s) were issued to the owners/operators. (if applicable)

7/25/2019


Initial Report Comments and Contact Information

Any additional comments:(do not include any personal information or personal health information)

The operator cancelled appointments for foot care services until IPAC Standards of Practice for Chiropodists and Podiatrists and PIDAC Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of medical devices are met.

A re-inspection will be carried out to verify that the health hazard has been eliminated.


Contact Information

Name/Title

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit- Environmental Health Department


Email address


Phone number

(519) 258-2146 ext. 4475


Final Report

Date of final report posting.

9/11/2019


Date any order(s) or directive(s) were issued to the owners/operators. (if applicable)

7/25/2019


Brief description of corrective measures taken.

Premise has been permanently closed.


Date all corrective measures were confirmed to have been completed.

9/3/2019


Final Report Comments and Contact Information

Any additional comments: (do not include any personal information or personal health information)

Premises has been permanently closed.


Name/Title:

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit- Environmental Health Department


Email address:


Phone number:

(519) 258-2146 ext. 4475

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