Basic Principles of Arthroscopy 101
by Expert Reviewer: Charles Willis Hammond Jr., CST; Expert Reviewer: Sharon Kay Rehn, CST; Instructor: Rhiannon Winsor, CST, TS-C, CRCST, MBA; Instructor: Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD

$26.00

i 1.50 CEH

Course Overview

Arthroscopy is an established orthopedic procedure that is used to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems of many joints in the body. Today, arthroscopic surgery is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. Also, joint arthroscopy represents one of the most common minimally invasive procedures performed to date in the outpatient setting. This course will provide education within the specialty of orthopedic surgery to increase the knowledge of CSTs and CSFAs.

About the Course Author

Ms. Winsor is the Surgical Technology Program Director at Pima Medical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She has an associate degree in Surgical Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing, and a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Education. She is a certified surgical technologist (CST) and a certified registered sterile processing technician (CRCST). She has 21 years of experience in the field of surgical technology, in which 10 of those years have been spent teaching in and managing surgical technology programs. She is a subject matter expert with working knowledge in the areas of orthopedics, general, obstetrics, gynecology, plastics, podiatry, sports medicine, neurology, genitourinary, peripheral vascular, ENT, maxillofacial and laparoscopic surgery. Rhiannon Winsor, CST, TS-C, CRCST, MBA 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

    1.50HOURS

    This course is approved for surgical techs from 04/01/2020 to 03/31/2023.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CST39
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-01-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how to perform arthroscopy.; Discuss the types of surgery that can be performed with arthroscopy.; List the equipment required for arthroscopic surgery.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: The Problem and Consequences
    Overview of Arthroscopy
    Indications
    Contraindications
    Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery
    Disadvantages of Arthroscopic Surgery
    Pre-procedure Workup
    Anesthesia
    Position
    Instruments
    Technique of Arthroscopy
    Post-Anesthesia Recovery
    Postoperative Recovery
    Venous Thromboembolism and Thromboprophylaxis in the Postoperative Period
    Obesity and Postoperative Complications
    Follow-Up
    Complications
    Prevention of Injury during Arthroscopy
    Section 3: Vignette
    A Basketball Injury
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    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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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    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.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • 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.
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