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Healthcare failure mode and effect analysis in the chemotherapy preparation process.

Pueyo-Lopez C, Sanchez-Cuervo M, Velez-Diaz-Pallares M, et al. Healthcare failure mode and effect analysis in the chemotherapy preparation process. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2021;27(7):1588-1595. doi: 10.1177/1078155220962189.

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November 17, 2021
Pueyo-López C, Sánchez-Cuervo M, Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés M, et al. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2021;27(7):1588-1595.

Researchers in this study used healthcare failure mode and effect analysis (HFMEA) to identify and reduce errors during chemotherapy preparation. Nine potential failure modes were identified – wrong label, drug, dose, solvent, or volume; non-sterile preparation; incomplete control; improper packaging or labeling, and; break or spill – and the potential causes and effects. Potential approaches to reduce these failure modes include updating the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), implementing a bar code system, and using a weight-based control system.

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Pueyo-Lopez C, Sanchez-Cuervo M, Velez-Diaz-Pallares M, et al. Healthcare failure mode and effect analysis in the chemotherapy preparation process. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2021;27(7):1588-1595. doi: 10.1177/1078155220962189.