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Angiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAAngiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAngiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteriesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z9.6000000000000062.5000000000000775.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after an angiography through the radial artery (wrist).</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2440&language=English">angiography</a> through the radial artery. This is a procedure using the artery in the wrist as the main access point.</p><p>The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>If your child has a fever greater than 38°C (100.4°F); a change in the colour of their limb; a growing bruise; increased swelling or worsening pain in the forearm, wrist, or fingers; or throwing up that does not stop, call their doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child should immobilize the upper limb/wrist with the provided splint overnight.</li><li>Your child should not lift anything greater than 2 kg for 72 hours and should not text with, flex or bend the procedure-site hand for 12 hours.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Headache or throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Persistent/worsening <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> or tingling sensations where the catheter was inserted, or in the fingers</li><li>Bleeding or swelling around the forearm, wrist or fingers</li><li>A growing bruise around the wrist</li><li>Change in the colour or temperature of the hand on the side of the body where the catheter was inserted; for example, if the hand turns a pale blue or is cool to touch </li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>During the procedure, your child was given a compression wrist band device specifically designed to stop bleeding at the access site. The band will be removed before your child’s discharge home.</p><p>In most cases, children go home the same day as the procedure. This usually occurs approximately 3-4 hours after the procedure. Your child’s nurse will let you know when they are well enough to go home.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call The Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>
Angiogramme – Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionAAngiogramme – Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionAngiogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteriesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000063.0000000000000665.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Un aperçu facile à comprendre sur la façon de prendre soin de votre enfant après l’angiogramme.</p><p>Si votre enfant a passé un angiogramme, l’information suivante explique la façon de prendre soin de lui correctement à la maison après l’intervention.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Si votre enfant a de la fièvre supérieure à 38 °C (100,4 °F), téléphonez à votre médecin ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près.</li> <li>Retirez le bandage de votre enfant après 24 heures.</li> <li>Nettoyez délicatement la zone d’entrée du cathéter avec du savon et de l’eau.</li> <li>Donnez à votre enfant de l'acétaminophène (Tylenol) contre la douleur.</li> <li>Votre enfant doit éviter de faire toute activité physique pendant sept jours après l’angiogramme.</li> </ul><h2>Problèmes à surveiller</h2> <p>Téléphonez au médecin ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près immédiatement si votre enfant présente l’un ou l’autre des signes suivants : </p> <ul> <li>une fièvre supérieure à 38 °C (100,4 °F)</li> <li>vomissements, trois fois ou plus</li> <li>une douleur importante à l’endroit où le cathéter a été inséré</li> <li>des saignements ou un gonflement près de l'aine</li> <li>une ecchymose (un bleu) croissante près de l’aine</li> <li>un changement de couleur ou de température des pieds ou des mains du côté du corps où le cathéter a été inséré – par exemple, si le pied ou la main devient bleu pâle ou est froid au toucher</li> </ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Téléphonez à la clinique de Image Guided Therapy (Thérapie guidée par l’image) au 416-813-6054 si votre enfant présente l’un ou l’autre des signes suivants :</p> <ul><li>une fièvre supérieure à 38 °C (100,4 °F)</li> <li>trois vomissements ou plus</li> <li>une douleur grave à l’endroit où le cathéter a été inséré</li> <li>des saignements ou un gonflement près de l'aine</li> <li>une contusion croissante près de l’aine</li> <li>un changement de couleur ou de température des pieds ou des mains du même côté du corps où le cathéter était inséré – par exemple, si le pied ou la main devient bleu pâle ou est froid au toucher</li>

 

 

 

 

Angiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedure1222.00000000000Angiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAngiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedureAEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteriesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z9.6000000000000062.5000000000000775.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after an angiography through the radial artery (wrist).</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2440&language=English">angiography</a> through the radial artery. This is a procedure using the artery in the wrist as the main access point.</p><p>The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>If your child has a fever greater than 38°C (100.4°F); a change in the colour of their limb; a growing bruise; increased swelling or worsening pain in the forearm, wrist, or fingers; or throwing up that does not stop, call their doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child should immobilize the upper limb/wrist with the provided splint overnight.</li><li>Your child should not lift anything greater than 2 kg for 72 hours and should not text with, flex or bend the procedure-site hand for 12 hours.</li></ul><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>If your child has a clear dressing or bandage on, you can remove it after 24 hours. There is no need to replace the bandage if it is accidentally removed before 24 hours.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower the day after the angiography. By this time, the dressing may be taken off, and the catheter entry site may be gently washed with soap and water.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1261&language=English">anaesthetic</a>, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with your child's health-care provider first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>After the angiography, your child will need to stay relaxed and comfortable. They should immobilize the upper limb/wrist with the provided splint overnight.</p><p>Your child will need to stay home from school or daycare and avoid any physical activity for 24 hours. They may go back to school 48 hours after the angiography.</p><p>Your child <strong>should not</strong> do any of the following:</p><ul><li>Lift anything greater than 2 kg for 72 hours</li><li>Text with, flex or bend the procedure-site hand for 12 hours</li></ul><h2>Radiation</h2><ul><li>Your child's procedure required the use of X-rays.</li><li>Radiation side-effects are extremely unlikely but can occur.</li><li>Please check your child's skin in the area of the exam for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks from the date of the procedure. Please speak to a nurse in the interventional radiology department if these signs occur.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Headache or throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Persistent/worsening <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> or tingling sensations where the catheter was inserted, or in the fingers</li><li>Bleeding or swelling around the forearm, wrist or fingers</li><li>A growing bruise around the wrist</li><li>Change in the colour or temperature of the hand on the side of the body where the catheter was inserted; for example, if the hand turns a pale blue or is cool to touch </li></ul><h2>Results</h2><p>The doctor who ordered the procedure will receive the results of your child's angiography. You will need to make an appointment with them to discuss the results.</p><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>During the procedure, your child was given a compression wrist band device specifically designed to stop bleeding at the access site. The band will be removed before your child’s discharge home.</p><p>In most cases, children go home the same day as the procedure. This usually occurs approximately 3-4 hours after the procedure. Your child’s nurse will let you know when they are well enough to go home.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call The Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/angiogram_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/angiogram_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpgAngiography through the radial artery (wrist): Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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