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Guidewire Insertion

January 1st, 2018
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Do not forcefully insert the guidewire, as this may damage the guidewire or surrounding structures.
If unable to advance the guidewire, retract it and confirm that there is still flashback from the needle. If so, then gently re-attempt to insert the guidewire. If resistance is repeatedly met then remove the needle, place pressure on the site and start again.
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