Axillary Node Dissection - CST53

Axillary Node Dissection

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.6 / 371 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. 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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Alison F - Bealeton, VA  ·  Sep 16, 2018
Great! This was a very informative article to read and learn about.
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Brian R - ft.collins, CO  ·  Sep 14, 2018
good info would recommend to others and was good knowledge to have
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Marlene W - Houston, TX  ·  Sep 13, 2018
very easy to follow along and understand, and is the way the surgeons at my hospital are doing this surgery.
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Heather B - Union City, TN  ·  Sep 13, 2018
course was easy to follow
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WADE H - BRANDON, FL  ·  Sep 11, 2018
great refresher course information
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Price: $7.00
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