Appendicitis: The Surgeon’s Nemesis - CST07

Appendicitis: The Surgeon’s Nemesis

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.5 / 1624 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (1.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


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 June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.5 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 included in enduring materials.

Course Originally Released on: 10/28/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/13/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Andrea H - Brea, CA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
The information provided about appendicitis was information and educational.
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PAMELA W - Gloucester, VA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
A concise explanation of the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical approaches appropriate for appendicitis in the surgical patient.
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James K - Chesapeake, VA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
Useful information as it is a common surgery.
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EMILY M - Newport News, VA  ·  Apr 05, 2020
this course was very educational
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Sandra E - Garner, NC  ·  Apr 02, 2020
I'm an orthopedic tech so promotes knowledge base in general surgery
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50