Tracheostomy - CST09


by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.5 / 1022 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. 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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Rhonda D - Escondido, CA  ·  Dec 10, 2018
i learned a lot with this one
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Amanda D - Gordonsville, VA  ·  Dec 10, 2018
Great overview of tracheostomies
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samantha d - fremont, CA  ·  Dec 06, 2018
very detailed explanation, i enjoy reading these.
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JENNIFER L - Yorktown Heights , NY  ·  Dec 03, 2018
This course was well done
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David C - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Dec 01, 2018
Great information that lead to ability to answer test questions.
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Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00