Conducting Highly Effective FMEA to Address the Joint Commission Requirements Webinar
This webinar will cover the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool in details based on the presenter´s experience of over 25 years with the tool in industries including nuclear and aerospace. Participants will be able to use this tool to not only comply with the Joint Commission requirements but also to prevent harm.
It shows how to plan it, what to look for, and how to prevent risks. Entire methodology will be explained with examples from health care including how to document, how to predict harm scenarios, how to identify quality problems, how to prevent quality problems, and make health care a very reliable process. This tool is better than Six Sigma as it fixes problems very fast.
The VA hospitals institutionalized the technique Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects (HFMEA). To speed up proactive use of this tool, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) introduced the standard LD.5.2 in 2001 to identify high risk processes, identify failure modes, redesign the processes, implement measures of effectiveness and implement a strategy for maintaining the effectiveness.
Why Should you Attend:
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is widely used for improving patient care reliability. The primary purpose of Failure Mode and Effects (FMEA) is to deliver reliability of medical intervention for a standardized process, such as performing heart surgery, replacing failed heart with a mechanical implant, installing pacemaker, administering medication, patient intubation, admitting patients, discharging patients, 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.
Objectives of the Presentation:
The objectives of the presentation are to cover the following areas in conducting FMEA:
- FMEA process overview
- The Joint Commission requirements
- Selecting a high risk process and assembling a qualified team
- Prioritizing potential failure modes (what can go wrong)
- Diagramming the process and brainstorming
- Identifying root causes of failure modes
- Redesigning the process
- Analyzing and testing the process
- Implementing the new process
- Monitoring the new process
- Healthcare examples of FMEA