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Caring for the radial artery post-angiogram: A pilot study on a comparison of three methods of compression

  • Author / Creator
    Fech, Jennifer
  • A coronary angiogram (CATH) is the diagnostic tool used to visualize the coronary arteries of a person’s heart. These arteries can be accessed through the radial artery. Various methods of applying compression to the radial puncture site have been used, but no research has been done to show what best practice is. The purpose of this pilot study was to compare two devices and three methods for achieving hemostasis after a transradial angiogram while assessing vascular complications and time endpoints. A mechanical device (Terumo TR wristband) and a hydrophilic wound dressing (Clo-Sur P.A.D.) were used. The Terumo band was studied twice, using the current method and a fast-release method. Taking into account the small sample size of this pilot study, statistically significant differences are seen in time to discharge in the fast-release Terumo and Clo-Sur P.A.D. groups, as compared with the control Terumo group, without increasing vascular complications.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Nursing
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R38P4R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Faculty of Nursing
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Norris, Colleen (Nursing)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Hegadoren, Kathleen (Nursing)
    • Welsh, Robert (Medicine and Dentistry)