“This New Inspection Protocol Project (NIPP) uses standardized electronic inspection protocols to collect data in a structured manner for more consistent oversight of facilities and faster and more efficient analysis of our findings. The protocols also include additional questions related to quality culture observed in facilities. The new tool is being applied to our inspectional work related to sterile injectable drugs, which have been the subject of sterility problems and shortages in the past. The primary focus of this new tool is to ensure a more streamlined and consistent coverage and reporting of our inspectional activities.”
“These aseptic processing drug inspection protocols for sterile drugs are the first of what we plan to be a series of valuable new inspection protocols covering all dosage forms. As we integrate learnings from these pilots in our field activities, our goal is to have them ready for full implementation within the next two years. These modern tools are a key part of our efforts to protect the health and safety of U.S. patients.”
The FDA says, “Human error is not a root cause.” If your first reflex is blaming human error, it’s time to re-think the situation in order to identify the real root cause of the human error.
There are several categories of human errors: slips, lapses, and induced errors. These can account for a large percentage of errors. In order to understand these human errors in more detail, they can be investigated through the use of investigative tools such as a Walk Through Analysis or Control Barrier Analysis.
Once the underlying contributing factors and real root cause(s) are understood, then they can be controlled (in many cases).
Advanced cGMP Training – Root Cause Analysis & Deviation Investigation Report Writing
Pinpointing the wrong root cause can result in ineffective immediate, corrective, and preventive actions. Throwing fixes at the wrong things might not fix the problem. Blaming and overusing human error as the root cause can result in incomplete and ineffective root cause analysis. By taking our advanced courses, you’ll more confidently identify the real root causes, and craft clearer and more concise investigation reports.
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