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Transradial vascular access: A growing trend

Dunne, Mary Lynn MN, APN-C, DNP; Phillips, Eileen MSN, NE-BC

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000451805.14205.bc
Feature: CATHETERIZATION
Abstract

Abstract: The transradial route for coronary angiography is a growing trend in the United States. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are an essential part of the preprocedural assessment and management of patients. This article will outline the benefits and risks of transradial access as well as methods for NPs to assess arterial hand circulation.

In Brief

The transradial route for coronary angiography is a growing trend in the United States. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are an essential part of the preprocedural assessment of patients. This article will outline the benefits and risks of transradial access as well methods for NPs to assess arterial hand circulation.

Author Information

Mary Lynn Dunne is a nurse practitioner at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J. Eileen Phillips is a director of acute care services at Riddle Hospital Main Line Health System, Media, Pa.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins