Patient Safety Tools: Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
- Describe the basic principles and use of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) as a tool to evaluate and learn from medical errors and adverse events
- List the basic principles and uses of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Distinguish the differences between RCA and FMEA and recognize the appropriate context for using each tool
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Jordan Messler, MD
Anneliese Schleyer, MD, MHA
Anjala Tess, MD
Neha Patel, MD
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- 0.25 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation PointsSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.25 Non-physician
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