Open Splenectomy - CST35

Open Splenectomy

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.7 / 344 ratings )

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

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Open splenectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in an emergent setting. Surgeons are performing this procedure in the operating room with the assistance of a CST or CSFA. CSTs and CSFAs need continuing education hours in all different educational areas to increase their knowledge.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with accurate information about open splenectomy, its indications, the techniques involved and the potential complications. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss relative pathology and reasons why an open splenectomy is performed
  • List the instrumentation and supplies required for an open splenectomy
  • Discuss the steps of an open splenectomy

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: 9/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/17/2017
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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Keisha T - Raleigh, NC  ·  Sep 20, 2019
very informative for my career
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Chloe V - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Sep 16, 2019
good to know because we rarely do open splenectomies
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Concepcion V - Pittsburg, CA  ·  Sep 08, 2019
A lot of Inforation was learned and will be implemented.
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Sarah J - Lenoir, NC  ·  Aug 28, 2019
very informative, well written
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Anita M - Woodbridge, VA  ·  Aug 26, 2019
Awesome course. Great explanation of the spleen's anatomy. Would recommend course to all medical personnel.
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50