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Example of FMEA

Here is an example of an FMEA analysis for a phlebotomy training program. This example details the purpose, team members, SOD scales (1-5), RPN score, and the recommended actions.
FMEA Analysis
Purpose: Increase student and instructor safety in a phlebotomy teaching program
Team members: Phlebotomy program director, clinical instructors, phlebotomists, and phlebotomy students
Severity (S) rating:
5-- Could threaten the life of instructors or students, require immediate actions (require medical attention)
4-- Potential to cause permanent harm to instructors or students (require medical attention)
3-- Potential to cause non-permanent harm to instructors or students (require medical attention)
2-- Potential to cause non-permanent harm to instructors or students (does not require medical attention beyond first aid)
1-- Potential to cause minor discomfort in short duration (does not require medical attention or first aid)
Probability of occurrence (O) rating:
5-- Probability of occurrence more than once per lab session
4-- Probability of occurrence once per lab session
3-- Probability of occurrence every three lab sessions
2-- Probability of occurrence at least once with every group of students
1-- Probability of occurrence is minimal; may not occur with every group of students
Detectability (D) Rating:
5-- No chance of detection
4-- Remote chance of detection
3-- High chance of detection only if instructors are experienced and pay close attention
2-- High chance of detection
1-- Close to 100% detection rate