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Fishbone Diagram Labs

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Published on 2021-11-23
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1. Introduction

Fishbone diagrams are also known as laboratory skeletons, shorthand for lab values, laboratory fish scales, laboratory short notation diagrams. Fishbone diagram labs have been a popular alternative approach to describe clinical results and laboratory investigations among healthcare workers in recent decades. ​

2. Understand Fishbone Diagram Labs
The laboratorian(s) must be knowledgeable with procedures/processes, supply-chain, instruments, customers/providers (doctors/nurses), staff, and laboratory layout to use the fishbone diagram efficiently. To properly navigate the multiple branches of the fishbone diagram labs process, you must first determine where these categories belong inside the SIPOC (supplier, input, process, output, customer) process flow that includes the problem.
The fishbone diagram labs, once completed, are a wonderful method to visualize all of the potential root causes and how they could be related to contributing to the problem.
As you see in the image below, the fishbone diagram is an important part to RCA as it lays the groundwork for improvement by identifying all potential root causes, greatly increasing the likelihood of finding a solution. Laboratorians can use the below fishbone diagram labs to highlight holes in procedures that may not directly contribute to the problem but can be used for future improvement initiatives or boost the training process.

3. How to Create a Fishbone Diagram
Creating a fishbone diagram in EdrawMax Online is pretty simple. The free fishbone diagram maker has several features as you can instantly import the images or icons from your system or Google Drive or DropBox. The fishbone diagram maker lets you import the data right from the .csv file, or you can also import media content, like images, icons, or symbols, right from your Google Drive or DropBox.

Step 1: Login EdrawMax Online
Log in EdrawMax Online using your registered email address. If this is your first time accessing the tool, you can create your personalized account from your personal or professional email address.

Step 2: Choose a template
EdrawMax Online comes with hundreds of free fishbone diagram templates. Select a pre-designed template by entering the Keyword in the ""Search"" section or exploring different diagram sets. In this case, you will find the fishbone diagram under the ""Project Management"" section diagram types. Alternatively, you can simply click on ""+"" in EdrawMax Online canvas to create a diagram of your preference.

Step 3: Customize the diagram
Customize your fishbone diagram by adding the relevant data based on the research or your information from your business team (sales, marketing, operations, and management).

Step 4: Export & Share
Once your required fishbone diagram is completed, you can share it amongst your colleagues or clients using the easy export and share option. You can further export the diagram in multiple formats, like Graphics, JPEG, PDF, or HTML. Also, you can share the designs on different social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Line.
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