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Retained lumbar catheter tip.

DeLancey JO, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Retained Lumbar Catheter Tip. JAMA. 2017;317(12):1269-1270. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1713.

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April 5, 2017
DeLancey JO, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. JAMA. 2017;317:1269-1270.

Retained surgical items are considered a sentinel event. Discussing an incident involving the unintended retention of a catheter tip in a patient, this commentary explains why adequate supervision, communication, and clearly articulated responsibilities are important to enhance patient safety.

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DeLancey JO, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Retained Lumbar Catheter Tip. JAMA. 2017;317(12):1269-1270. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1713.