Example FMEA table – Medical case

Here’s an example of an FMEA table for a medical application, specifically the process of administering medication to patients:

In this example, the FMEA table lists the different process steps involved in administering medication to patients and the potential failure modes that could occur at each step. It also includes the potential effects of those failures, the severity of those effects, the potential causes of the failures, the occurrence rate of the failures, the current controls in place to prevent the failures, the detection rate of the failures, and the overall RPN (Risk Priority Number) for each failure mode. The higher the RPN, the higher the priority for implementing additional controls or process improvements to reduce the risk of the failure occurring.