Corrective & Preventive Action (CAPA): A Critical Component of a Quality Management System

Upcoming Webinar

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Rose Ermete, RN, BSN, OCN®, CCRP Senior Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor SWOG Cancer Research Network

A quality management system (QMS) is defined as a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. A critical component of a QMS is Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA). A CAPA plan addresses a discrepancy or problem that has been found in the conduct of a clinical research study by identifying the root cause of the problem, implementing corrective action to prevent recurrence of the problem, and evaluating if the corrective action has resolved the problem.

By the end of this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of a CAPA plan
  • Describe the steps in developing a CAPA
  • Explain the importance of measuring results

This webinar is hosted by Complion. Complion will provide all registered attendees with a certificate of attendance for self-reporting continuing education credits, within 72 hours of the live presentation.

For Nurse Attendees: IACRN will be providing their members FREE contact hours, non-IACRN members can purchase contact hours for $10. After the webinar, nurses will receive an email from IACRN outlining instructions to complete the evaluation and receive the contact hours. To receive full contact-hour credit (one contact hour) for this CNE activity, you must: be registered, attend at least 80% of the webinar, and complete an on-line evaluation. This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Please call Tricia Clarke at 443-640-1041 for more information about contact hours.


About the Presenter

Rose Ermete, RN, BSN, OCN®, CCRP Senior Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor SWOG Cancer Research Network 

Rose Ermete has worked in the field of oncology clinical trials for 26 years.  She has held positions as a Clinical Trail Nurse, quality assurance specialist, associate director of the clinical trials office at Karmanos Cancer Institute (an NCI designated Cancer Center) and most recently serves as a senior Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor for SWOG Cancer Research Network.  She has served in several leadership roles including: President of her local ONS chapter, chair of the ONS nominating committee, CTN SIG coordinator & a member of the ONS SIG Council.  Within SWOG she has served as a member of the board of governors, and chair of the nursing committee, and education sub-committee. She also serves as a member of the IACRN education committee.  Most of her publications and presentations revolve around quality and mentorship.


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