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Guidewire Insertion

 
 
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Troubleshooting

  • 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.
Last updated on January 1st, 2018
 
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