Overview: Using Root Cause Analysis or Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) are powerful tools that can assist
Using Root Cause Analysis or Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) are powerful tools that can assist with prevention and correction of errors that may appear in your organization. In this session, participants will learn simple techniques to uncover problem areas, deal with them effectively, and put tools in place to prevent future problems. These techniques can be documented in plans of correction and simply spread to your staff
Sarah Pavelka, PhD, MHA, OTR/L, CPHQ, FNAHQ has over 20 years of experience leading and coaching in organizational performance and continuous improvement in business, industry, education, and healthcare. Sarah, is the CEO/owner of Pavelka’s Point Consulting, LLC; and the Program Director for the MHA degrees at Walden University.
Dr. Pavelka has professional and academic experiences are as a 13-year faculty member for the Masters in Healthcare Administration program at Des Moines University and Improvement Faculty for the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. Her previous professional experiences include the Quality Management Director at the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, Director of Business and Industry Relations for Pella Regional Health Center, and clinical experience as the Director of the Occupational Therapy department for Pella Regional Health Center in Pella, Iowa.
Sarah holds degrees in Biology and Psychology from Luther College; an Occupational Therapy degree from Concordia University-Wisconsin; MHA from Des Moines University, and a Ph.D. from Walden University. She is a Fellow for the National Association for Healthcare Quality (FNAHQ); a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ); and has credentials in Occupational Therapy, Ergonomics, Lean, and Six Sigma Black Belt.
Prior registration is required. Registration is per connection at a facility. $25 for SDAHO members and $75 for non-members. 1.2 Contact hours available for SW, LNHA and CPHQ (pending approval).
(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST