Tracheostomy - CST09


by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.6 / 1365 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (2.25 CE Credit)

Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00


A tracheostomy procedure is a common surgical procedure performed to create an opening to help a person breath, or oral secretions to be removed.  The module gives detailed background and surgical information on a tracheostomy in the operating room suite, as well as at the bedside and in the emergency room.


The goal of this tracheostomy continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with adequate information about tracheostomy, its indications and potential complications. Once you have studied the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the trachea
  • List indications and contraindications for a tracheostomy
  • Discuss the steps involved in performing a tracheostomy in adults and children

Approval Information
This course is approved for surgical techs for 2.5 CE credits from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2015 and 2.25 CE credits from June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
This continuing education activity is approved for 2.25 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: 11/28/2011
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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Michelle P - Crowley, TX  ·  Mar 29, 2020
very informational course
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Joel D - Royal Oak, MI  ·  Mar 28, 2020
pictures or videos are helpful.
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Damaris R - Gaitherburg , MD  ·  Mar 27, 2020
very informative, great material to read
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Jin Hee C - LEONIA, NJ  ·  Mar 27, 2020
The course is informative. It describes the anatomy in detail and explains indications, complications and how to resolve the problems.
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Kathy G - Raleigh, NC  ·  Mar 27, 2020
very interesting, good learning about all the components in placing the trach into a patient.
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Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00