Failure Mode and Effect Analysis: A Technique to Prevent the Risk of SARS-COV-2 Infectionin A Retrocession Unit

Authors

  • Esso Eric Valery Latt
  • Youssef Moutaouakkil
  • ZidaneQriouet
  • YassineAtbib
  • YasminaTadlaoui
  • Jamal Lamsaouri
  • YassirBousliman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15742

Keywords:

FMEA, hospital retrocession, risk of infection, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, quality, security

Abstract

Securing healthcare workers and patients against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) infection/transmission, require the development of new tools and methods. Several laboratories have
started recently clinical trials to develop vaccines and drugs, however these solutions require more time to
evaluate and validate them.
As an alternative and in order to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection, our objective is to implement
preventive and corrective actions to reduce the infectious/transmission risk of SARS-COV-2 during hospital
retrocession, using the failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) method. The criticality of each failure mode
was assessed by calculating the criticality index (CI). The obtained data showed 12 fault modes with a
total criticality index (CI) of 480, two acceptable risks, four significant risks and six critical risks. Ten risks
were identified as priorities (CI > 15): four related to patient reception, two related to personnel, two during
dispensation, one related to the end of dispensation and the last related to traceability. These risks were
corrected by improvement actions proposed by FMEA and then re-evaluated effectively.
This study assessed the feasibility and relevance of the use ofFMEA in the hospital retrocession dispensing
process related to the infectious/transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2.
Finally, FMEA seems to be an effective method to reduce the infectious/transmission risk of SARS-COV-2
during hospital retrocession.

Author Biographies

Esso Eric Valery Latt

Resident in Clinical Pharmacy, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat Institute, Rabat, Morocco

Youssef Moutaouakkil

Specialist in ClinicalPharmacy, Laboratory
of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat
Institute, Rabat, Morocco

ZidaneQriouet

PhD Student, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine and
Pharmacy, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat Institute, Rabat, Morocco - Medical Biotechnology Center,
Moroccan Foundation for Science, Innovation & Research (MAScIR), Rabat, Morocco

YassineAtbib

Resident in Clinical Pharmacy, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat Institute, Rabat, Morocco

YasminaTadlaoui

Professor of Clinical
Pharmacy, Pharmacy Department, Mohamed V Military Training Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

Jamal Lamsaouri

Professor of
Therapeutic Chemistry, Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat Institute,
University Mohamed V, Rabat-Morocco,

YassirBousliman

Professor of Toxicology, Laboratory of Pharmacology-Toxicology,
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat Institute, University Mohamed V, Rabat Morocco

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Esso Eric Valery Latt, Youssef Moutaouakkil, ZidaneQriouet, YassineAtbib, YasminaTadlaoui, Jamal Lamsaouri, & YassirBousliman. (2021). Failure Mode and Effect Analysis: A Technique to Prevent the Risk of SARS-COV-2 Infectionin A Retrocession Unit. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 2878-2882. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15742

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