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Fibuch E, Ahmed A. Physician Exec. Jul-Aug 2014;40:28-32.
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has been recommended as a method to detect safety hazards and proactively address system flaws. This article reviews the initial purpose of FMEA, provides a breakdown of the process, describes a scoring tool applying Six Sigma designations to determine probability of failure, and discusses how FMEA is used in health care settings.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 11, 2008;13:1-3.
This article discusses a medication error associated with a new smart pump system and describes strategies to prevent errors when well-established processes are changed.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 8, 2008;13:1-3.
This article describes common problems associated with insulin pen injectors and provides recommendations for their safe use.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2008;5(suppl rev):1-50.
This failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) explores factors contributing to near miss and adverse events related to alarm response and provides strategies to prevent monitoring failures.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 4, 2007;12:1-2.
This article describes how errors involving potassium chloride still occur and discusses further strategies to prevent tragic mistakes with this medication.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 11, 2007;12:1-3.
This article, which launches a series focusing on high-alert medications, discusses issues related to heparin and warfarin use, including common risks and suggested improvements to help ensure safe administration.