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FMEA

An attempt to prioritize system-wide problems that may arise in the provision of (health care) services. It involves a review of the likelihood that particular errors may be made, along with the magnitude of the effect of those errors. Failures that occur frequently or may have a large impact on outcomes are identified for proactive review and repair.
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Key stakeholders involved in the FMEA process could play an important role in moving best practice forward through their identification of the practice problem.
The FMEA is a tool designed to allow NHs to be proactive and identify potential obstacles and barriers to the consistent successful practice of a process or procedure.
The use of FMEA in health care appeared as a risk management tool in the early 1990s when the Institute of Safe Medication Practices became interested in using it to reduce medication errors.
Engineering evaluates whether the part is defined correctly, the FMEA is current and complete and critical characteristics are appropriately defined.
Quality tools such as process mapping and FMEA must be modified to include the dimension of time when identifying global supply chain risks.
The first step when using FMEA is to identify the process that will be analyzed.
FMEA was originally developed by engineers and used in industry, but its use is increasingly being translated to healthcare, particularly in the areas of IV drug administration, blood transfusion, and organ transplantation.
FMEA is a preventive technology for reliability design and analysis by applying structured systematic procedures and methods to locate the potential failure modes of products at an early stage.
Protocol" is used in a generic sense here because FMEA and a fault tree can be considered a protocol.
FMEA is used to identify potential failure modes, determine their effect on the product's performance, and come up with ways to prevent the failures.