Subxiphoid Window to Relieve Pericardial Effusion - CST43

Subxiphoid Window to Relieve Pericardial Effusion

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
CST43
(4.6 / 178 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Pericardial effusion is a common surgical complication after an open heart procedure.  The surgeon can quickly and effectively perform a pericardial window and drain the fluid around the heart as well as remove a portion of the pericardium. The more education and background information that a CST or CSFA has on this procedure, the better the outcome for the patient. 

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with accurate information about the subxiphoid window, when it is used and its potential complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe how a subxiphoid pericardial window is performed
  • Discuss the possible complications of a subxiphoid window
  • Describe the anatomy of the pericardium
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is approved for surgical techs from June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
 
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 included in enduring materials.

Course Originally Released on: 2/4/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/24/2016
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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Julio A - Jacksonville, FL  ·  Dec 18, 2018
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Cedric S - Springfield, MA  ·  Dec 16, 2018
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marvin m - new york, NY  ·  Dec 12, 2018
great course easy to follow along, easy to understand and complete.
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Karina M - Baldwin Park, CA  ·  Dec 03, 2018
This course was interesting
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Maria B - englewood, NJ  ·  Nov 28, 2018
this course is very helpfull the operation room
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