Journal Article

Wrong-site nerve blocks: 10 yr experience in a large multihospital health-care system.

Hudson ME; Chelly JE; Lichter JR.

Wrong-surgery errors continue to occur despite their status as never events. This study found that wrong-site block occurred at a rate of about 1 per 10,000 nerve blocks, and these persisted even after implementation of time out procedures. The authors highlight the need to develop interventions to prevent these events.