“Despite the widespread adoption of technological advances, people still resist online learning. Although we may be quick to point the finger at older generations that did not grow up digitally, the resistance can come from any age group for any number of reasons.
Rather than discuss those reasons, I want to consider how we can overcome the resistance. Three ways I have found effective in practice are: highlighting the benefits, demonstrating the possibilities, and offering training.”
“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.”
“However … Just like classroom training, online learning requires engagement at every level of the process. From upper management down to the learners themselves—there has to be some kind of engagement strategy in place. Without this high level of engagement, your training programme is doomed to failure. This means that your training’s return on investment is reliant on the amount of effort you put into effectively engaging your staff with their own self-development.”
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.
These highly popular advanced cGMP training classes are taught at the location of your choice. You might be interested in two of our highly popular and inter-related courses.
One of the top reasons for a company to receive a 483 is a deficiency in the deviation investigation process. In this onsite hands-on workshop, employees learn the most effective tools to determine the real root cause of the problem. Attendees use actual plant deviations to practice the use of the tools. Allan Dewes (SkillsPlus International Inc.) has taught this course all over the world with exceptional results.