Bone Marrow Aspiration and/or Biopsy - CST37

Bone Marrow Aspiration and/or Biopsy

by Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
CST37
(4.6 / 533 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (2.00 CE Credit)

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Summary:

Trephination is one of the oldest known surgical procedures. Meaning drilling of bone, it was once widely used as a treatment for many medical disorders. Today, the term trephination has been replaced by the term bone marrow aspiration. This procedure is an invaluable diagnostic tool for the evaluation of many hematological disorders. It is also used for diagnosis, staging, and therapeutic monitoring of lymphoproliferative disorders, such as Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, multiple myeloma, and other myeloproliferative/myelodysplastic disorders. Bone marrow aspiration may also be used to harvest bone marrow from a donor for use in bone marrow transplantation.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists and laboratory professionals accurate information on how a bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy is performed and how the samples are prepared. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss relative pathology and purpose for performing bone marrow biopsy/aspiration.
  • Discuss instrumentation and supplies necessary to perform a bone marrow biopsy/aspiration procedure
  • Describe the steps of bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy, as well as proper specimen handling
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including surgical technologists and laboratory professionals.
 
Surgical technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This course is approved for surgical techs from June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
 
This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 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: 10/8/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/28/2016
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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Mikaela B - Ogallala, NE  ·  Jul 18, 2019
We don't do bone biopsy's so this course was very informative.
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MARIA M - tampa, FL  ·  Jul 18, 2019
good subject matter and information gained
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Krystle S - Scottsdale, AZ  ·  Jul 18, 2019
Tell your friends and colleagues about this course. Your answers will help thousands of healthcare professions make a better decision.
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LAYKEN A - CANNON, KY  ·  Jul 17, 2019
IT IS A GREAT COURSE FOR SURGERY STAFF
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John F - Bend, OR  ·  Jul 08, 2019
Thank you. Have done these in the past but now I know WHY. Well done.
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