Jobyjoz, we've done a few radials but unfortunately I was on my Stress Lab rotation when they were done, so wasn't in the room = I have no direct experience with any radial hemostasis product. I did inquire at work of the Cardiologist who does these, re: the TR Band. He's never heard of that brand, but I did a search and found the TR Band, manufactured by Terumo.
We do use a "D-stat Radial" device for hemostasis post-radial cath. http://www.vascularsolutions.com/cli...statradial.php
, which seems to be the same principle (compression band), with the added d-stat thrombin dressing applied directly to the skin.
Re: competency pack, I'll have to check, as one of us nurses was supposed to have written up a P & P for the radial cases (hoping he's developed a competency as well). Just write up the important points that the nurse needs to know/demonstrate and how he/she attains those, and how the nurse is to show that he/she is competent in those tasks/knowledge base.
Good luck! --- Diana