Online Root Cause Analysis Toolkit - Minnesota Dept. of Health Thursday, 28-Apr-2022 23:22:58 CDT

Root Cause Analysis Toolkit

For facilities that are new to conducting root cause analysis - and even for those who are more experienced - it can sometimes be difficult to establish a process that runs smoothly, is comfortable for participants, and leads to meaningful, focused discussions of system issues that may have contributed to events. This online RCA toolkit is designed to be a resource for any facility that would like to establish or improve their RCA process. It contains sample policies, position descriptions and agendas, graphic organizers and visual aids, question guides, invitations and ground rules, case studies and other documents that facilities can use to educate their staff, their RCA facilitators, or their leaders about this process. You are welcome to make use of anything in this toolkit, or to adapt it for your own purposes. Where appropriate, please cite the organization that is the source of the tool.

This toolkit will evolve and change over time, as we become aware of new tools and resources that may be helpful. If you have documents or resources that you would like to contribute, please email them to Rachel Jokela at

Root Cause Analysis - Full Training Videos

General Information

Graphic Organizers/Diagrams


RCA Question Guides/Contributing Factors

Checklists/Templates/Agendas for review process

Invitations & Ground Rules

Corrective Actions/Measurement

Case Studies/Scenarios