Thoracic Lobectomy 101 - CST38

Thoracic Lobectomy 101

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(4.6 / 534 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (1.25 CE Credit)

Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50


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

Approval Information
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.

Course Originally Released on: 12/17/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/17/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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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Linda W - Houston, TX  ·  Nov 11, 2019
very informative nice refresher
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Kate W - Hampton, NH  ·  Nov 06, 2019
good overall knowledge enhancement for VATS/lobectomy
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Pakecia H - Columbia, SC  ·  Nov 05, 2019
it was very interesting
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Lawanda R - Augusta, GA  ·  Nov 04, 2019
4 yes Content very informative
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Misti W - Prosper, TX  ·  Oct 18, 2019
Great content. I enjoyed reading the material. It was a easy read and very informative. I thought the questions at the end were pertinent to the course material. It did not contain trick questions.
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Price: $5.00
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