In this lesson, we will define angiography and discuss its use in diagnosing types of cardiovascular disorders. We will also look at the important role the nurse plays before and after this procedure in preventing complications. Nursing interventions and client education topics will be reviewed focused on safety and infection prevention.
Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:
- Define angiography
- Identify the main functions of angiography
- Explain nursing interventions before and after an angiography procedure
- Identify potential complications of angiography nurses will monitor for after the procedure
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