Femoral Access and Femoral Vascular Closure

Femoral Access and Femoral Vascular Closure

On-Demand Webcast

Zoltan G. Turi, MD, MSCAI, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Cardiovascular
Disease and Hypertension
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director, Structural Heart Program
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, nurses, technologists, and other cardiology related healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review various techniques for obtaining common femoral arterial access, highlighting modern evidence based techniques
  • Develop strategies for sheath management 
  • Discuss methods to minimize complications
  • Provide overview of available closure techniques
  • Review data from meta-analyses of randomized trials comparing femoral vascular closure devices to manual compression including bleeding complications and time to ambulation
  • Review best practices to optimize outcomes for vascular access and closure
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and video.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release date: December 19, 2014
Expiration date: January 31, 2021
Date of last review: January 31, 2020

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Participants who completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

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North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hour.


Femoral Access and Femoral Vascular Closure has been approved for 1.0 A+ ARRT CE credits by the Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR). Reference #AVIR200131R.

The AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism, (RCEEM).

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Susie Seaman, NP, Zoltan G. Turi, MD, MSCAI, FACC; Alan Dardik, MD, PhD, FACS; and Kristin Ciszeski, Lauren DeFillippo, Carolyn Drake, Edward Jackson, MD, Mary Johnson, Michael Kearney, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, and John Savage, NACCME.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty have reported the following:

Ms. Seaman: Scientific advisor—Smith & Nephew, Inc., Mölnlycke Health Care; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau—Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Dr. Dardik and Dr. Turi have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

Ms. Ciszeski, Ms. DeFillippo, Ms. Drake, Dr. Jackson, Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin, and Ms. Rubin have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

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The faculty have disclosed no off label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed in the presentations.

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Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Cordis, a Cardinal Health Company.