Although many surgeons are now performing Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) procedures, there is still a need for thoracic lobectomy education due to complications with VATS and the need to move to an open procedure. Also, some surgeons are still performing the open lobectomy procedure. CSTs & CSFAs need continuing education hours in all different educational areas to increase their knowledge.
The goal of this lobectomy continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with information about thoracic lobectomy, including when the procedure is performed and its potential complications. After completing this activity, the surgical technologist will be able to:
- Identify which patients are candidates for a thoracic lobectomy procedure
- Describe the procedural sequence, instruments, equipment and positions required for the performance of a thoracic lobectomy
- Identify the potential complications that can be encountered during and after the performance of a thoracic lobectomy
This course is intended for surgical techs for September 12, 2016 to September 11, 2019.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.25 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.
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