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
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.
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