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Central venous catheter guidewire retention: lessons from England's never event database.

Mariyaselvam MZA,  Patel V, Young HE, et al. Central venous catheter guidewire retention: lessons from England's never event database. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(2):e387-e392. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000826

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May 4, 2022
Mariyaselvam MZA, Patel V, Young HE, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(2):e387-e392.

A retained foreign object can lead to serious clinical consequences and is considered a never event. Researchers analyzed a national patient safety incident database to identify factors contributing to guidewire retention and potential preventative measures. Findings indicate that most retained guidewires are identified after the procedure. The authors suggest that system changes or design modifications to central venous catheter equipment is one approach to prevent guidewire attention.

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Mariyaselvam MZA,  Patel V, Young HE, et al. Central venous catheter guidewire retention: lessons from England's never event database. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(2):e387-e392. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000826