Essentials of Operative Laparoscopy - CST44

Essentials of Operative Laparoscopy

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(4.6 / 449 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. 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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Natalya B - Troutdale, OR  ·  May 20, 2019
5 yes easy to understand
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Jennifer H - Kill Devil Hills, NC  ·  May 20, 2019
Very helpful and informative. I learned a great deal from this course.
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Philip S - Nags Head, NC  ·  May 15, 2019
With all the different uses and variations of this surgical procedure the basics were clearly explained . This was an excellent overview .
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Liset J - bronx , NY  ·  May 10, 2019
very good and informative. good for new techs.
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Anola F - Ruskin, FL  ·  May 01, 2019
Very good and informative!
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Price: $7.00
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