The Use of a H/FMEA to Improve Patient Safety
The Use of a Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Healthcare Failure Modes Effects Analysis (HFMEA) to Improve Patient Safety.
This paper must also have an abstract.
Research FMEA and HFMEA. Apply the steps of H/FMEA to one issue at one of your team mate’s current place of employment and discuss the improvements or changes that evolved from it. Identify at least one additional issue at the current workplace that you think would benefit from a H/FMEA.
CRITERIA Does not meet expectations Meets expectations Exceeds expectations SCORE
Timeliness Late By due date /1
Title page The title page is missing or does not reflect the writing task. The title page accurately reflects the assignment; includes author name and date. The title is imaginative and entices the reader. The title page contains the required elements. /1
Abstract The abstract is missing or does not accurately reflect the purpose or content of the writing task. The abstract is clear and succinct; correctly reflects the purpose and content of the document. The abstract is clear and succinct using active rather than passive voice; correctly reflects the purpose and content of the paper. /1.5
b. Clarity The introduction to the paper is marginal. The introduction lacks consistent clarity, it is not always concisely written, and is poorly organized. There are instances when a professional tone is achieved yet there are equal times when conversational or unprofessional tones are apparent in the document. The purpose is somewhat vague OR only loosely related to the writing task. The introduction to the paper meets expectations. It is mostly clear, concise, and well organized, with a trend toward a professional and scholarly tone. The purpose is clear and closely matches the writing task. The introduction to the paper exceeds expectations. It is consistently clear, concise, and well organized, with a professional scholarly tone. The purpose is clear to the reader and matches the writing task. /2.5
c. Accuracy Some signs of logical organization. May have abrupt or illogical shifts or ineffective flow. Offers somewhat obvious support that may be too broad. Details are too general, not interpreted, irrelevant to topic, or inappropriately repetitive. Organization supports purpose. Transitions are mostly appropriate. Sequence of ideas could be improved. Offers solid but less original reasoning. Assumptions are not always recognized or made explicit. Contains some appropriate details or examples. Fully & imaginatively supports purpose. Substantial, logical, & concrete development of ideas. Transitions are effective. Assumptions are made explicit. Details are germane, original, and convincingly interpreted. /5
Conclusion/summary The conclusion is marginal, and is not consistently supported by the evidence provided. The conclusion is at times not clearly written, is not as concise as it could be, and at times is poorly organized. There are instances when a professional tone is achieved, however there are lapses to a conversational tone. The conclusion meets performance expectations, and is reasonably supported by the evidence provided. The conclusion is clearly written, concise, and is well organized. The conclusion is generally written in a professional tone. The conclusion is strong, and is well supported by the evidence provided. The conclusion is clearly written, concise, and is well organized. The conclusion is consistently written in a professional tone. /3
Use of references/resources Neglects important sources. Overuse of quotations or paraphrase to substitute writer’s own ideas. (Possibly uses source material without
acknowledgement.) Uses sources to support, extend, and inform, but not substitute writer’s own development of ideas. Doesn’t overuse quotes, but may not always conform to required style manual. Uses sources to support, extend, and inform, but not substitute writer’s own development of ideas. Combines material from a variety of sources, including personal, observation, scientific data, and authoritative testimony.
Doesn’t overuse quotes. /3
b. Reference list Poor APA Style. Writing style is weak with consistently awkward transitions, incorrect grammar, and many spelling mistakes. Overall sloppy document. APA format mostly meets expectations with few errors. Writing style meets expectations with generally smooth transitions, correct grammar and few spelling mistakes. Overall adequate appearance of the document. APA format meets expectations. Writing style exceeds expectations with consistently smooth transitions, correct grammar and no spelling mistakes. Overall clean/legible appearance of the document. /3
TOTAL SCORE /20
Adapted from Barbara Walvoord, Professor Emerita, University of Notre Dame, Retrieved 10/29/12 from http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/Walvoord%20handout.pdf