A Tortuous Path: Radial Artery Catheterization

A Tortuous Path: Radial Artery Catheterization image

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