The Nurse Practitioner

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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000451805.14205.bc

Transradial vascular access: A growing trend

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

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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.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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