Temporary Dialysis Catheters - CST54

Temporary Dialysis Catheters

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.7 / 354 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Surgical Technology (1.25 CE Credit)

Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50


As the average age of the patient population in the U.S. increases, both the prevalence of dialysis and associated comorbid medical disorders continue to rise. As a result, surgeons are placing temporary dialysis catheters in the operating room setting more frequently. Temporary dialysis catheters are designed for short-term use to provide dialysis to patients. Since CSTs and CSFAs assist the surgeon and provide care for these patients during the procedure, they need continuing education hours to increase their knowledge.  


The goal of this temporary dialysis catheters continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with adequate information about temporary dialysis catheters, their indications, contraindications and potential complications. After completing this educational activity, the surgical technologist will be able to:
  • Discuss the indications and contraindications for dialysis catheter surgery
  • List equipment needed for insertion of dialysis catheters
  • Discuss complications that may occur after insertion of dialysis catheters

Approval Information
This course is approved for surgical techs from June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.25 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: 8/4/2014
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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Krista K - lincoln city, OR  ·  Jan 21, 2020
this was a good test
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Anna Lissa D - South San Francisco, CA  ·  Jan 12, 2020
Got lots of information that is helpful in understanding the difference between insertion of PD cath, creation of AV Fistiula, using long term or short term cath. And management of care for patient with kidney disease.
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Kristin N - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Jan 06, 2020
good information and easy to follow
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Breonna E - Lake Placid, FL  ·  Jan 06, 2020
great course, very informative
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Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50