Pilonidal Sinus Disease and Management - CST40

Pilonidal Sinus Disease and Management

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
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This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (1.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


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

Approval Information
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.

Course Originally Released on: 12/17/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/17/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/11/2019

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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Catherine B - San Tan valley, AZ  ·  Apr 28, 2017
Thank you for the information in this course. I found it interesting as I am preparing to go into a similar case today. thank you
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VINCE P - MOUNT SHASTA, CA  ·  Apr 21, 2017
i am more aware about this disease. i had no idea of the recurrence rates in these patients. I wonder how well a wound vac would work?
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Jacolynn F - Auburn, WA  ·  Apr 20, 2017
I like that the article was easy to read and understand.
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Shannon M - Wake Forest, NC  ·  Apr 19, 2017
very informative. I will be able to apply this information in my practice
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Ruth B - Amissville, VA  ·  Apr 10, 2017
i learned more about the subject matter.
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Price: $7.00
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