WAEH supports the Worldwide Patient Safety Initiative to address LASA
Eye and Ear related Medication Errors of the American Association of Eye
and Ear Centers of Excellence (AAEECE).
The LASA (Look – alike – Sound – alike) Issue: some examples **EXAMPLES OF LOOK-ALIKE OPHTHALMIC MEDICATIONS**
Normal Vision Viewpoint and Impaired Vision viewpoint
In an operating room a nurse mistakenly selects a cyclopentolate 1%
2mL ophthalmic solution instead of a tropicamide ophthalmic solution 3mL
from a standardized dilation tray.
A physician dispenses a 2.5 mL diclofenac 0.1% solution instead of a
flurbiprofen 0.03% 2.5mL solution to her patient in her medical office.
These are just some examples of ophthalmic medication related LASA
medication errors that occur on a daily basis worldwide in hospitals,
pharmacies, physician offices, ambulatory clinics, or in a patient’s
Worldwide Patient Safety Initiative
In an effort to directly address these medication safety issues that
affect our hospitals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and patients on a
daily basis, the AAEECE strongly recommends that pharmaceutical
manufacturers address all issues that contribute to existing LASA eye
drop related medication errors.
goal of the AAEECE is not to support the solution that is the most
popular but instead to continue to raise public awareness, to share
feedback and collect more data from supporters and patients worldwide,
and then to systematically evaluate which proposed improvements have the
potential for application and benefit.
WAEH Newsletter – July 2021
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