A Tortuous Path: Radial Artery Catheterization
An image can be worth a thousand words. In this course, we review an image of a right coronary catheter accessing the aorta via a right radial artery approach and discuss issues, concerns, and potential solutions for radial artery catheterization.
In this course, you will learn:
- To correctly interpret the path taken by coronary catheters accessing the central circulation from a radial artery approach.
- To list the advantages and disadvantages of radial artery catheterization
- To determine when a coronary angiogram is adequate or alternate approaches need to be taken to obtain adequate coronary angiograms.
Method and medium:
Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.
The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close that tab.
Estimated time to Complete: 15 minutes
Credit/contact hours: .25
Expiration date: May 9, 2021
Course published May 10, 2018