“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 most popular class with Allan Dewes, “Root Cause Analysis and Investigation Report Writing” is now available as an online self-study course. In 3-1/2 hours you’ll learn about the tools used to conduct a thorough deviation investigation. You’ll also learn great tips and get clear guidance on how to write a deviation investigation report. This class is not just theory and offers clear examples. Private email-based coaching is also available.
Here’s what’s covered in the basic class:
Root Cause Analysis
GMP Compliance Requirements
Deviation Investigation Definitions
Deviation Investigation Teams
Interviewing and Path Forward
The Five Why’s Map
Understanding Human Errors
Previous Investigations (Look Back)
Follow-Up and Effectiveness Checks
Investigation Report Writing
Writing the Description of the Event
Event Classification Reporting
Writing Immediate Actions and Containment
Reporting on Previous Investigations
Sequence of Events (root cause discussion)
Root Cause Summary
Writing about Product Impact
Reporting on Corrections and CAPA
Reporting the Follow-Up and Effectiveness Checks
Background Information, Attachments and Referential Information
About the Coaching Option (an advanced option)
This optional purchase enables the student to practice each tool or report section. Each item is submitted to Allan for his review and evaluation. The student receives feedback. The purchase buys the student 4-hours of email-based coaching from Allan. Additional 4-hour blocks can be purchased if needed.
Basic Course access is $995 per student.
Advanced Coaching Option is $800 per student per 4-hour block of coaching time. Time is based on Allan’s actual document review time and preparing feedback. Additional review time segments can be purchased.
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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