Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - CST48

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.7 / 121 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (1.75 CE Credit)

Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00


A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure frequently done in a diagnostic center; but often can be performed in the main operating room following a bowel procedure.  A sigmoidoscopy procedure is performed for diagnostic purposes to check for polyps, adenomas, and lesions. It also confirms a proper anastomosis after a colon resection.  This module provides education to the CST or CSFA who may not work in a diagnostic setting so that they may assist the surgeon with this procedure.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide surgical technologists with accurate information about flexible sigmoidoscopy, its indications and its potential complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the colon and rectum
  • List the indications for flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Explain how the flexible sigmoidoscopy is performed

Approval Information
This course is approved for surgical techs from August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2022.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.75 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: 5/4/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/4/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2022

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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Brian B - Casa Grande, AZ  ·  Feb 09, 2020
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Jennifer K - Mount Eden, KY  ·  Feb 05, 2020
Nice course on uses and indications on sigmoidoscopy.
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SHAREE L - Oneida, PA  ·  Feb 05, 2020
Enjoyed learning about this procedure.
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Ryan B - Glen Burnie, MD  ·  Jan 29, 2020
great test and very informative. Learned a lot.
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Price: $8.00
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