Essentials of Operative Laparoscopy - CST44

Essentials of Operative Laparoscopy

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(4.6 / 597 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (1.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Operative laparoscopy is now the standard method for many types of surgical procedures, including cholecystectomy, bowel surgery, hysterectomy, appendectomy, ovarian cystectomy and tubal ligation. At present, there are many types of laparoscopic instruments available, and almost any type of abdominal and pelvic surgery can be performed laparoscopically when the patient is appropriately selected. Laparoscopic surgery requires the surgeon to be skilled and competent. Unfortunately, not all surgeons are adept at performing laparoscopic procedures. Basic equipment required for a laparoscopy includes a Veress needle, various laparoscopic instruments, a camera, trocars, CO2, and a video monitor.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with information about operative laparoscopy, when it is utilized and its potential complications. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe how operative laparoscopy is performed
  • List the complications of operative laparoscopy
  • Describe how a pneumoperitoneum is created with the closed and open technique

Approval Information
This course is approved for surgical techs from June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.5 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 included in enduring materials.

Course Originally Released on: 2/14/2014
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. 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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Sean B - manchester, NJ  ·  Feb 11, 2020
very well done good job
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Keisha T - Raleigh, NC  ·  Feb 07, 2020
This course was informative and i will utilize it in my operating room
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SHAREE L - Oneida, PA  ·  Feb 05, 2020
I enjoyed leaning about this procedure.
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Janell D - Catonsville, MD  ·  Jan 31, 2020
Very educational... and very informative. Thank you.
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