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E-Petition to Eliminate Ophthalmic Look Alike Sound Alike Medication Errors

Sponsored by The American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence (AAEECE), formerly The American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals (AAEEH)
*Supported by:
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
(ISMP)
American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN)
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

PA State Nurses Association (PSNA)
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
The  World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH)

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)

References

  1. “And the ‘Eyes’ have it”: Eardrops, that is…” ISMP Medication Safety Alert!. The Institute of Safe Medication Practices. 11/19/06; Vol 11:Issue 21, pg 1-2.
  2. Berman, Adrienne. Reducing Medication Errors Through Naming, Labeling, and Packaging. February 2004;Journal of Medical Systems, Vol 28, Number 1, pgs 9-29
  3. Thompson, Cheryl A. USP Says Thousands of Drug Names Looks or Sound alike”. AJHP News. American Society of Health System Pharmacists. March 1, 2008; www.ashp.org/import/news/HealthSystemPharmacyNews/newsarticle.
  4. “Caution regarding color-coded eye meds. ISMP Medication Safety Alert!. April 21, 2008, Vol 13.Issue 8;pg 1-2
  5. National Patient Safety Goal 3.03.01; The Joint Commission Accreditation Standards 2009 E-dition; http://e-dition.jcrinc.com/Frame.aspx.
  6. “And the ‘Eyes’ have it”: Eardrops, that is…” ISMP Medication Safety Alert!. The Institute of Safe Medication Practices. 11/19/06; Vol 11:Issue 21, pg 1.                              

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About The American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence (AAEECE)

formerly The American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals (AAEEH)

The AAEECE is comprised of the world's premier centers for specialized eye and ear procedures.  Eye and ear specialty hospitals have led the way as providers of high-quality, cost-effective outpatient health care services.  The mission of these specialty institutions requires that they maintain leading edge technologies, enabling them to provide highly specialized services not available in general hospitals.  AAEECE member facilities serve as models of cost efficiency and high-quality care when surgery and services are rendered by specialty hospitals on an outpatient basis.  Association members are major nation-wide referral centers with a commitment to teaching, research and hands-on patient care of the highest level of quality.  These specialty hospitals routinely treat the most severely ill eye and ear patients.

The AAEECE is comprised of the following hospitals:

  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai: New York, New York *E-petition Administrator
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: Miami, Florida
  • Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital: New York, New York
  • Massachusettes Eye and Ear Infirmary: Boston, Massachusettes
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital United Kingdom: London, England
  • Phillips Eye Insitute: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rotterdam Eye Hospital: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital: East Melbourne, Australia
  • Rutnin Eye Hospital: Bangkok, Thailand
  • St. Erik’s Eye Hospital: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Wills Eye Hospital: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins: Baltimore, Maryland

For contact information please visit: http://www.aaeeh.org/locations.html

Department of Pharmacy Services

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003 (in Manhattan)
Tel: (212) 979-4378
Fax: (212) 353-5915
Email: lasaepetition@nyee.edu

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