Surgeons perform surgery on patients with pilonidal sinus disease with the assistance of a CST and/or CSFA. The pilonidal cyst is an abnormal skin growth located at the tailbone that contains hair and skin that becomes infected and needs to be surgically incised and drained. CSTs and CSFAs need continuing education hours on this procedure and 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 pilonidal sinus disease, its management, the techniques of surgery and its potential complications. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Explain the pathology of pilonidal sinus disease
- Describe the indications for pilonidal sinus surgery
- Explain how pilonidal sinus surgery is performed
This course is intended for surgical techs from September 12, 2016 to September 11, 2019.
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 discussed or mentioned in enduring material.
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