Axillary Node Dissection - CST53

Axillary Node Dissection

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.6 / 584 ratings )

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

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Axillary node dissection is an important stage in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Surgeons are performing axillary node dissections in the operating room with assistance of a CST and/or a CSFA. CSTs and CSFAs need continuing education hours in all different educational areas to increase their knowledge.


The goal of this axillary node dissection continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with information about axillary node dissection, including when the procedure is performed and its potential complications. After completing this activity, the surgical technologist will be able to:
  • Describe how a patient is positioned for axillary node dissection
  • Describe the procedural sequence for the performance of axillary node dissection
  • Identify the potential complications that can be encountered during and following an axillary node dissection

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: 7/22/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/13/2017
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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Mycah H - North Richland Hills, TX  ·  Sep 19, 2019
This was very helpful
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Enid B - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Sep 19, 2019
this course was very informative
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Chloe V - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Sep 16, 2019
excellent we see these daily
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SUNDAY B - Wichita Falls, TX  ·  Sep 14, 2019
Excellent article! I'm an oncology nurse and it has helped me to understand what happens to my patients and know more about why they may have certain symptoms.
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Anthony G - little ferry, NJ  ·  Aug 28, 2019
the course explains why a node dissection is done and explains what the cst is to do with specimen once taken out
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50