Adaptation of US Department of Energy method of design basis accident selection to a study of the risks to patients in pediatric emergency medical care

Jonathan Young*, Donna Woods, Jane Holl, Sally Reynolds, Robert Wears, Ellen Schwalenstocker

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Abstract

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a standardized methodology to evaluate results of hazard analyses to identify generic risks and risk contributors for processes and systems. This DOE method, which includes the selection of design basis accidents from hazard analysis results, is being adapted to study risks in children's emergency medical care under a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The study will take Failure Mode and Effects Analysis results produced by various healthcare institutions on emergency care for children and identify significant generic risks and risk contributors related to children's emergency medical care. The idea is to leverage results of existing risk studies of pediatric emergency care at specific institutions to produce generic risk information on existing emergency care processes for children. This study will produce a Toolkit of the adapted method for analysis of results of existing healthcare risk assessments on any care process. While the basic concept of accident selection described in the DOE methodology will be used, adaptations will need to be made to accommodate variances expected to be faced in the healthcare domain. This paper will describe how the study will address these adaptations for pediatric emergency medical care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2008, PSAM 2008
PublisherInternational Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
Pages1621-1629
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781622765775
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2008, PSAM 2008 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 18 May 200823 May 2008

Other

Other9th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2008, PSAM 2008
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period18/05/0823/05/08

Keywords

  • Design basis accidents
  • Generic risks
  • Patient safety
  • Risk assessment

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    Young, J., Woods, D., Holl, J., Reynolds, S., Wears, R., & Schwalenstocker, E. (2008). Adaptation of US Department of Energy method of design basis accident selection to a study of the risks to patients in pediatric emergency medical care. In 9th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2008, PSAM 2008 (Vol. 2, pp. 1621-1629). International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management.