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- Failure Mode Effects Analysis
McDermott RE, Mikulak RJ, Beauregard MR. New York, NY: Productivity Press: Routledge; 2009. ISBN: 9781563273773.
The authors provide a handbook that serves as the core tool for understanding and implementing the failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) process. Written for use as a training and project tool, the handbook contains chapters that introduce the concept of FMEA and its history as a process safety tool in the aerospace and automotive industries. FMEA provided a standard language that allowed the tool to be used by technical and administrative employees at all levels to learn about opportunities for failure during the course of the work they do. The ten steps of a FMEA, case studies where they have been used, and a discussion of where and when to use FMEAs provide practical information for a variety of audiences interested in proactive risk assessment.
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Using Health Care Failure Mode and Effect Analysis: the VA National Center for Patient Safety's prospective risk analysis system.
DeRosier J, Stalhandske E, Bagian JP, Nudell T. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 2002;28:248-267, 209.
The authors describe their adaptation of failure mode and effects analysis, a prospective risk assessment tool originally developed in the manufacturing industry, to processes in health care. Their system, Health Care Failure Mode Effects Analysis (HFMEA), is documented in detail, including a complete illustrated example. The system includes tools to prospectively identify process risks in an organization, analyze the ways in which the process can fail, prioritize those failure modes, and take corrective action before failures have occurred. The authors describe the initial deployment of HFMEA in the Veterans Administration health care facilities.