Making FMEA a More Efficient and Powerful Patient Safety Improvement Tool

Instructor: Patrice Spath
Product ID: 700396
Training Level: Advanced
  • Duration: 60 Min

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Last Recorded Date: Jun-2007

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This FMEA (Failure mode and effects analysis) training will cover the Joint Commission requirements for conducting a proactive risk assessment using the FMEA methodology.

Many healthcare organizations are completing FMEAs because such projects are required by the Joint Commission accreditation standards. However, misconceptions or misapplication can turn FMEA into a laborious project that generates a lot of paper work without sustainable patient safety gains. This presentation will cover the Joint Commission requirements for conducting a proactive risk assessment using the FMEA methodology. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the power and benefits of FMEA for your organization by avoiding common pitfalls and concentrating efforts toward the real value of the FMEA process.

Areas Covered in the seminar:

  • What must be done to meet the Joint Commission’s patient safety requirements for a proactive risk assessment
  • Selecting FMEA projects that comply with Joint Commission standards and advance the organization’s improvement goals
  • How to conduct a FMEA project that does not overwhelm the resources of the organization
  • What are the most efficient methods for determining the potential failures high-risk patient care processes and measuring the criticality of process failures
  • How to identify targeted process improvement strategies that will reduce the likelihood of failures in patient care processes
  • What attitudes and team behaviors can disrupt FMEA projects and how to prevent them
  • How to streamline the FMEA so the team has more time to plan effective process improvements

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all healthcare organizations accredited by the Joint Commission. The individuals who will benefit include:

  • Quality and patient safety directors
  • Pharmacy directors
  • Accreditation compliance officers
  • FMEA team leaders and team members
  • Medical directors and physician leaders
  • Nurse managers

Instructor Profile:

Patrice Spath, is a health information management professional with broad experience in health care quality and patient safety improvement. During the past 20+ years, she has presented over 300 educational programs on quality improvement, case management and patient safety improvement topics. Patrice serves on the advisory board for WebM&M, a patient safety web site supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and has authored several books on patient safety topics, including Error Reduction in Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Safety (Jossey-Bass, 2000) and Partnering with Patients to Reduce Medical Errors (AHA Press, 2004).

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