Open Splenectomy - CST35

Open Splenectomy

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.7 / 389 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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Marissa M - Palm Harbor, FL  ·  Jan 25, 2020
This course was great to learn about the surgical technologists role during an open splenectomy
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Krista K - lincoln city, OR  ·  Jan 15, 2020
this was a good test
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Donald R - Sparks, NV  ·  Jan 07, 2020
Very informative addictive helpful.
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Mikaela B - Ogallala, NE  ·  Dec 31, 2019
This course was very educational.
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Tabitha P - Niagara Falls, NY  ·  Dec 12, 2019
Great course on the vessels and structures around and connected to the spleen
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50