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Title: An FMEA on the training of staff to evacuate patients from a hospital ward
Authors: Wilkinson, Peter
Hancock, Charles P.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Chamberlain Dunn
Citation: WILKINSON, P. and HANCOCK, C.P., 2009. An FMEA on the training of staff to evacuate patients from a hospital ward. Health Care Risk Report, 15 (8), pp.20-22
Abstract: A failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), conducted on the training of staff to evacuate patients from a hospital ward, has identified 12 potential failure modes and their effects. For most of these failure modes, an action has been recommended to reduce their likelihood, reduce their consequences or eliminate them completely. One identified failure mode, however — the potential for trainees to suffer fatigue — does not have a corresponding action. The effects of fatigue are unavoidable and reflect the realities of patient evacuation. Successful staff training requires effective and timely pre-planning, and good communication and collaboration with managers at all levels, ward staff and other professionals such as back care and infection control specialists.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Health care Risk Report [© Chamberlain Dunn] and is also available at: http://www.healthcareriskreport.com/
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5022
ISSN: 1356-0611
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