Appendicitis - CST07


The Surgeon’s Nemesis

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.4 / 710 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (1.75 CE Credit)

Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00


An appendectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world.  Since this surgical procedure is performed mostly during ‘off shift’ hours, it is imperative to provide education for CSTs and CSFAs.  Although the standard of care is Laparoscopic Appendectomy, the module also provides information on open appendectomy and the indications for both procedures.


The goal of this appendicitis continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with information about how appendicitis presents, the role of surgery and possible complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the appendix
  • List the contraindications for laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Describe the surgical steps in both an open and laparoscopic appendectomy

Approval Information
This course is approved for surgical techs from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2015.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.75 CE credits by the Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc., for continuing education for the Certified Surgical Technologist and Certified Surgical First Assistant. This recognition does not imply that AST approves or endorses any product or products that are discussed or mentioned in enduring material.

Course Originally Released on: 10/28/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/14/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/14/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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patricia g - kissimmee, FL  ·  Apr 24, 2017
This course was very informative the lay out was great keep me wanting to read more (not to long) all the information was covered within the course lay out.
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Tiffany P - Mansfield, TX  ·  Apr 23, 2017
It was fine...........................................................
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judy d - las vegas, NV  ·  Apr 12, 2017
very informative and accurate to how we do appendectomies in the facility which I work.
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chelsea n - foumtain, CO  ·  Mar 02, 2017
great refresher and good information
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Tara A - La Salle, CO  ·  Mar 01, 2017
This course was informational and helpful in the case of an appendectomy or diagnosing appendicitis.
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Price: $8.00
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