Failure Mode Effect Analysis In Nursing Care

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C. FMEA In the healthcare setting Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) are used to avoid adverse events that could potentially cause harm to patients, families and employees (FMEA, 2016). FMEA also projects the likelihood that a process improvement plan implemented, will not fail and determines the plan's effectiveness (FMEA, 2016). First, there needs to be a determination on what caused the event. An interdisciplinary team will be formed which will include a team leader and facilitator. A flowchart with a step by step process will need to be created. Each step in the process needs to be reviewed to determine if it is considered a “failure mode” or has a potential to be one. Then for each function, identify all the ways a failure could