The Complete Guide to Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvest
The Complete Guide to Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting covers everything you need to know about harvesting the radial artery endoscopically. New radial harvesters AND experienced pros will all learn from this comprehensive harvesting course – and you can access your course from anywhere!
Comprehensive endoscopic radial artery harvesting course: 5 chapters of video lessons with discussion, demonstration, annotated video, graphics, and journal references.
We cover the history of radial use, review of published patency rates of IMA vs. Radial artery vs. Saphenous vein, in-depth review of radial artery & forearm anatomy, preoperative testing, procedure step-by-step, wound closure, postoperative care, procedural troubleshooting, initial & follow up complaints/concerns, and next steps as a Radial Artery Harvester.
Discuss the purpose of performing endoscopic radial artery harvesting, background of the procedure, and historical origins for reference, Decide on appropriate patient selection for the procedure, Explain the preoperative testing modalities, Describe the importance of adequate evaluation of the patient and documentation of findings prior to surgery, Review how to prep and position the arm for successful radial conduit harvesting, Compare the three most commonly used endoscopic devices and how to use each during a radial artery harvest, Detailed explanation each step of the procedure, including open dissection, scope dissection, scope harvest, removal, and hemostasis of the procedure along with troubleshooting common intraoperative findings, State how to prepare the artery after harvest for bypass use, ideal wound closure techniques, and wound care management, Explain how to manage common intraoperative complications as well as evaluation and management of short-term and longer-term complications from the procedure, Explain how to manage common intraoperative complications as well as evaluation and management of short-term and longer-term complications from the procedure.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Perfusionists, RN First Assists, and Surgical Technologists