Risk Management

Take Time Out

August 9, 2021

Dear OMIC Insureds:

OMIC has received reports of “wrong” events associated with intravitreal injections. These include wrong condition, wrong dose, wrong drug, wrong eye, and wrong patient. To ensure that the correct drug and dose are injected into the correct eye every time, the ophthalmologist needs to lead a time out before each injection. A time out provides the opportunity to confirm that the patient, medical record, and ophthalmologist are in agreement.

In a 2-minute video, Dr. Pauline Merrill shares her tips for reducing the risk of error when administering intravitreal injections. You won’t want to miss this!

Click below to watch the video.

If you have questions, please contact OMIC Risk Management by calling 1-800-562-6642, enter 4 for the Risk Management group or email us at riskmanagement@omic.com.


Michelle Pineda, MBA, OMIC Risk Manager

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