$26.00

i 1.75 Hours

Course Overview

An appendectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world. The standard of care for removal of the appendix is laparoscopic appendectomy. However, some situations may warrant an open appendectomy. It is important for surgical techs to be knowledgeable and prepared to assist with both. The goal of this course is to educate surgical technologists about appendicitis, how it presents, the role of surgery, and possible complications.

About the Course Author

Shaunya has been a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) for 8 years. She has assisted with a variety of surgeries and procedures in outpatient surgery centers, inpatient centers, trauma facilities, and endoscopy. Shaunya Williams, CST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Association of Surgical Technologists

    1.75HOURS

    This course is approved for surgical techs from 04/01/2021 to 03/31/2024.

    Review Date: 01/11/2021


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-APPEND
  • Hours:

    1.75
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-01-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative considerations for open and laparoscopic appendectomies.; Discuss the clinical presentation of appendicitis.; List the indications, contraindications, and complications for appendectomies.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Appendicitis
    History
    Presentation
    Indications for Appendectomy
    Laparoscopy Contraindications
    Preoperative Preparation
    Choosing Surgical Method
    Open Appendectomy Technique
    Laparoscopic Appendectomy Technique
    Appendectomy Dilemma
    After Surgery
    Complications
    Prognosis
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Meet Juanita
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Surgical Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.