Hospital Risk Management using Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - A Case Study on Ventilators Whithin an Intensive Care Unit

M. Alberto Ibarra-Sánchez, Ana B. Pimentel-Aguilar, Martha R. Ortiz-Posadas

Abstract

The objective of this work was to analyze the potential risks associated to the use of invasive mechanical ventilators located in the intensive-care unit (ICU) of the Institute of Respiratory Diseases from Mexico. The study was addressed by applying the Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HFMEA), identifying possible/potential failure modes and its effects, and determining the severity and the probability of occurrence for each of these failures. We determine the risk score, and if this score was 8 or higher, we proposed a preventive action in order to develop an action plan. We identify six types of risks (electrical, mechanical, due to medical gases, biological, catastrophic and those related to human factor) and 26 potential causes related with these risks. Base on the evidence acquired by the HFMEA, we proposed a contingency plan for those potential causes.

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Alberto Ibarra-Sánchez M., B. Pimentel-Aguilar A. and R. Ortiz-Posadas M. (2013). Hospital Risk Management using Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - A Case Study on Ventilators Whithin an Intensive Care Unit . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-75-4, pages 328-335. DOI: 10.5220/0004536203280335


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@conference{kmis13,
author={M. Alberto Ibarra-Sánchez and Ana B. Pimentel-Aguilar and Martha R. Ortiz-Posadas},
title={Hospital Risk Management using Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - A Case Study on Ventilators Whithin an Intensive Care Unit},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={328-335},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004536203280335},
isbn={978-989-8565-75-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)
TI - Hospital Risk Management using Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - A Case Study on Ventilators Whithin an Intensive Care Unit
SN - 978-989-8565-75-4
AU - Alberto Ibarra-Sánchez M.
AU - B. Pimentel-Aguilar A.
AU - R. Ortiz-Posadas M.
PY - 2013
SP - 328
EP - 335
DO - 10.5220/0004536203280335