Failure Mode Effect Analysis Team Facilitator: A Novel Leadership Role for the APN to Improve Chemotherapy Safety

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149587
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Presentation
Title:
Failure Mode Effect Analysis Team Facilitator: A Novel Leadership Role for the APN to Improve Chemotherapy Safety
Abstract:
Failure Mode Effect Analysis Team Facilitator: A Novel Leadership Role for the APN to Improve Chemotherapy Safety
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Sheridan-Leos, Norma Ann, RN, MSN, AOCN, CPHQ
P.I. Institution Name:M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Title:Sr clinical Quality Improvement Analyst
[Leadership session research presentation] Significance: Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a proactive risk management assessment technique that has been successfully used in the non-healthcare industry to prevent errors from occurring in equipment design and processes. Chemotherapy used in the treatment of cancer, is associated with serious and potentially life threatening side effects, and has a high risk of causing significant patient harm when an error occurs. Throughout the chemotherapy process, from prescribing to patient monitoring, there is a high risk for life threatening errors to occur. Because Advance Practice Nurses (APNs) have many responsibilities in the chemotherapy process and advanced education, they are in a unique position to lead and facilitate groups to improve the chemotherapy process. Interventions: The APN Facilitator used a variation of the FMEA process developed by manufacturing industry. Using this process all of the steps involved in chemotherapy were studied, failure modes were identified, risk analysis and prioritization of risk were completed. Then risk reduction techniques were used to proactively improve the chemotherapy process. Evaluation:  FMEA is useful in identifying potential errors that nurses and other healthcare team members may not realize exist at the organization. Although conducting a FMEA can not ensure that the chemotherapy process will be "fail-safe," FMEA participants felt strongly that the FMEA process has; Reduced the likelihood of errors occurring, helped them feel more confident in the chemotherapy process, improved understanding of the chemotherapy process, and improved the working relationship with other members of the chemotherapy team
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFailure Mode Effect Analysis Team Facilitator: A Novel Leadership Role for the APN to Improve Chemotherapy Safetyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149587-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Failure Mode Effect Analysis Team Facilitator:&nbsp;A Novel Leadership Role for the APN to Improve Chemotherapy Safety</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sheridan-Leos, Norma Ann, RN, MSN, AOCN, CPHQ</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">M. D. Anderson Cancer Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Sr clinical Quality Improvement Analyst</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">naherida@mdanderson.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] Significance: Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a proactive risk management assessment technique that has been successfully used in the non-healthcare industry to prevent errors from occurring in equipment design and processes. Chemotherapy used in the treatment of cancer, is associated with serious and potentially life threatening side effects, and has a high risk of causing significant patient harm when an error occurs.&nbsp;Throughout the chemotherapy process, from prescribing to patient monitoring, there is a high risk for life threatening errors to occur. Because Advance Practice Nurses (APNs) have many responsibilities in the chemotherapy process and advanced education, they are in a unique position to lead and facilitate groups to improve the chemotherapy process. Interventions: The APN Facilitator used a variation of the FMEA process developed by manufacturing industry. Using this process all of the steps involved in chemotherapy were studied, failure modes were identified, risk analysis and prioritization of risk were completed. Then risk reduction techniques were used to proactively improve the chemotherapy process. Evaluation:&nbsp; FMEA is useful in identifying potential errors that nurses and other healthcare team members may not realize exist at the organization. Although conducting a FMEA can not ensure that the chemotherapy process will be &quot;fail-safe,&quot; FMEA participants felt strongly that the FMEA process has; Reduced the likelihood of errors occurring, helped them feel more confident in the chemotherapy process, improved understanding of the chemotherapy process, and improved the working relationship with other members of the chemotherapy team</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:05:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:05:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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