Transradial vascular access: A growing trend

Dunne, Mary Lynn; Phillips, Eileen

Nurse Practitioner . 39(8):50-54, August 16, 2014.

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.