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

Hudson ME, Chelly JE, Lichter JR. Wrong-site nerve blocks: 10 yr experience in a large multihospital health-care system. Br J Anaesth. 2015;114(5):818-24. doi:10.1093/bja/aeu490.

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May 6, 2015
Hudson ME, Chelly JE, Lichter JR. Br J Anaesth. 2015;114(5):818-24.

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.

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Hudson ME, Chelly JE, Lichter JR. Wrong-site nerve blocks: 10 yr experience in a large multihospital health-care system. Br J Anaesth. 2015;114(5):818-24. doi:10.1093/bja/aeu490.