Installing a catheter: beware of infection

  • September 7, 2021
Homme se tenant la tête dans son lit d'hôpital

The context

The complaint

The man felt that the infection should have been detected and treated sooner. If it had, he would have been spared various complications. He complained to the Québec Ombudsman.

What the investigation showed

The outcome

The Québec Ombudsman made a recommendation to the institution responsible for the care and services provided by the hospital. The institution agreed to establish the measures needed so that, going forward, the nursing staff would be more attentive to the risk of infection in such situations.

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