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Radial approach: the essentials

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Radial access is generally very simple, but sometimes it can be more challenging. Watch these videos to become more confident and improve your performance in this technique. The course follows a logical sequence, from patient selection, to puncture and navigation, to ostia vessel cannulation. Consult the updated course!

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Radial approach: the essentials - With a restricted educational grant from TERUMO

Introduction to e-learning course on Radial approach - the essentials

Each module is made up of helpful media. Our online ‘proctors’ share their experiences and insights, as well as looking at cases and practical tips. Each discussion is focused to help develop the best management strategy for each patients.

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Main course structure

CHAPTER 1: THE FUNDAMENTALS

Learning objectives:

  • Identify in which type of patients the femoral route is more advisable than transradial access
  • Master the essential steps of a successful radial procedure:
    - Preparation of your patient for transradial access
    - Radial puncture
    - Radial haemostasis

CHAPTER 2: NAVIGATION

Learning objectives:

  • Find out what to do in case of resistance when advancing a wire
  • Discover how to safely manage a brachial loop
  • Learn the best way to navigate through a tortuous brachiocephalic trunk

CHAPTER 3: CANNULATION

Learning objectives:

  • Find out which catheters are the best for right radial approach
  • Understand what is the ideal radial approach to cannulate Saphenous vein grafts
  • Find out when more than 6F is needed

Additional resources (New update available!)

This course has been completely revamped, it now includes tons of useful additional resources, slide presentations and videos as well as a self-assessment Quiz to test your knowledge. Check it out it's worth it!

Proctoring team

Ibrahim Al Rashdan, Haitham Amin, Hakim Benamer, Bruno Farah, Jacques Monségu and Helen Routledge.

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