6-Hour Virtual Seminar

6-Hour Virtual Seminar on Strategic Risk Management for Medical Device Design Excellence

Product Id : 12826
Charles H. Paul

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$545.00 Live
$745.00 Corporate Live
$595.00 Recorded
$945.00 Corporate Recorded
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The 6-Hour seminar provided a comprehensive exploration of the medical device design and development process with a primary focus on the crucial aspect of risk management. In the introduction, participants gained an overview of the entire medical device design and development process, emphasizing the paramount importance of integrating effective risk management strategies.

The presenter also briefly touched upon the regulatory requirements associated with risk management in the medical device industry. Moving into the core content, the webinar delved into the risk management process outlined in ISO 14971, elucidating the steps involved, key concepts, and definitions such as hazard, harm, risk, risk assessment, risk control, and residual risk.

Attendees were introduced to various risk management tools and techniques, including FMEA, FTA, HACCP, PHA, underscoring the need for continuous risk management and the periodic updating of the risk management file throughout the device lifecycle. The subsequent sections of the webinar explored in-depth risk analysis techniques, covering hazard identification, estimating the likelihood and severity of harm, and prioritizing risks.

The presenter provided insights into performing a comprehensive risk analysis on a medical device design and outlined how to document the results effectively. The discussion seamlessly transitioned into risk control techniques, offering an overview of measures such as elimination, substitution, and engineering controls. The webinar also addressed the critical aspect of selecting and implementing appropriate risk control measures, guiding participants on documenting the outcomes of the risk control process. The importance of maintaining a robust risk management file was emphasized, encompassing an overview of its components and the associated documentation requirements.

In the concluding segment, the webinar offered a concise recap of key takeaways, reinforcing the significance of adhering to effective risk management strategies, followed by a dedicated Q&A session where participants had the opportunity to seek clarification and engage in further discussions

Why you should attend

Risk management is critical in medical device design because medical devices are intended to improve the health and quality of life of patients. However, if medical devices are not properly designed and manufactured, they can pose significant risks to patients, including injury, illness, or even death. Therefore, risk management in medical device design is essential to ensure that medical devices are safe and effective for their intended use.

There are several reasons why risk management is important in medical device design:

  • Regulatory requirements: Regulatory agencies such as the FDA require medical device manufacturers to implement a risk management process to identify and mitigate potential hazards and risks associated with their devices. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in regulatory action, including device recalls, fines, and even legal action
  • Patient safety: Medical devices are used to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients, so it is critical that they are safe and effective. Proper risk management helps to identify potential hazards and risks associated with medical devices and allows for the implementation of appropriate risk control measures to minimize the risk of harm to patients
  • Reputation: The reputation of medical device manufacturers is closely tied to the safety and effectiveness of their devices. Failure to properly manage risks associated with medical device design can result in negative publicity and loss of public trust
  • Cost: Failure to manage risks in medical device design can result in significant financial costs for manufacturers. For example, if a device is found to be unsafe or ineffective, it may need to be recalled, resulting in significant financial losses for the manufacturer

Who Will Benefit

  • Quality
  • Production
  • Compliance
  • Engineering
  • R & D
  • Management - essentially everyone in the organization that is involved in the design and development of medical devices

  • Introduction
    • Overview of medical device design and development process
    • Importance of risk management in medical device design
    • Brief overview of regulatory requirements related to risk management
  • Risk Management Process
    • Steps in the risk management process (ISO 14971)
    • Key concepts and definitions (e.g., hazard, harm, risk, risk assessment, risk control, residual risk)
    • Overview of risk management tools and techniques (e.g., FMEA, FTA, HACCP, PHA, etc.)
    • How to identify and evaluate risks throughout the device lifecycle
    • Importance of continuous risk management and updating the risk management file
  • Risk Analysis Techniques
    • Hazard identification and analysis techniques
    • Estimating the likelihood and severity of harm
    • Risk evaluation and prioritization techniques
    • How to perform a risk analysis on a medical device design
    • How to document the results of the risk analysis
  • Risk Control Techniques
    • Overview of risk control techniques (e.g., elimination, substitution, engineering controls, warnings, etc.)
    • Selection and implementation of appropriate risk control measures
    • How to document the results of the risk control process
  • Risk Management File and Documentation
    • Overview of the risk management file 
    • Documentation requirements for risk management (e.g., risk management plan, risk analysis report, risk control plan, etc.)
    • Importance of documentation in demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements
    • How to maintain the risk management file throughout the device lifecycle
  • Conclusion and Q&A
    • Recap of key takeaways

Speaker Profile
Charles H. Paul is the President of C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. – a regulatory, manufacturing, training, and technical documentation consulting firm – celebrating its twentieth year in business in 2017. Charles has been a regulatory and management consultant and an Instructional Technologist for 30 years and has published numerous white papers on various regulatory and training subjects. The firm works with both domestic and international clients designing solutions for complex training and documentation issues.

He has held senior positions in consulting and in corporate training development prior to forming C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc.. He also worked for several years in government contracting managing the development of significant Army-wide training development contracts impacting virtually all of the active Army and changing the training paradigm throughout the military.

He has dedicated his entire professional career explaining the benefits of performance-based training

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