The primary purpose of Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects (FMEA) is to deliver reliability of medical intervention for a standardized process, such as performing heart surgery, implanting pacemaker, replacing failed heart with a mechanical implant, patient intubation, admitting patients, discharging patients, administering medication, and monitoring patient condition. The Institute of Healthcare (IHI) defines Reliability as failure-free performance over time. Since in health care each patient is different, there are often deviations. Standardization is the result of this analysis including how to deal exceptions in patient care.
Areas Covered in the Session:
The Joint Commission requirements
Describing the process functions
Potential failure modes (what can go wrong)
Causes of failure (root causes)
Effects of failure (on the patients and employees)
Revised risk assessment
A healthcare example of FMEA
Who Will Benefit:
Chief Medical Officers
Department clinicians such as radiology, surgery, emergency medicine
Quality Assurance staff
Patient Safety staff
Dev Raheja, MS,CSP, A respected and sought out expert on hospital safety, author of Safer Hospital Care: Strategies for Continuous Innovation draws on his 25 years of experience as a risk management and quality assurance consultant to provide hospital stakeholders with a systematic way to learn the science of safe care. He teaches “Quality Improvement Methods in Healthcare” for the BBA program in Healthcare Management at Florida Tech University. He has written over 20 articles on healthcare quality and safety, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.