A patient returns to the unit after a cerebral arteriogram. Which of the following interventions will the nurse perform?


• A cerebral arteriogram is an angiogram of the blood vessels of the brain. For a cerebral arteriogram, arterial access is usually obtained via the femoral artery.

• Maintaining a pressure dressing over the site for 4 hours is important to prevent bleeding, swelling, or hematoma formation. The pressure dressing may be kept in place for longer than 4 hours, depending on physician orders.

• The patient must be placed on bed rest for 4 to 24 hours, depending on physician orders. During that time they must remain flat.

• The affected extremity should be kept straight for the length of bed rest.

• Post-arteriogram, a quiet environment is not needed.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!