Thoracic Lobectomy 101 - CST57

Thoracic Lobectomy 101

by Rhiannon Winsor, CST, TS-C, CRCST, MBA and Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
(4.3 / 20 ratings )

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

Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50


Although many surgeons are now performing Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) procedures, there is still a need for thoracic lobectomy education due to complications with VATS and the need to move to an open procedure. Also, some surgeons are still performing the open lobectomy procedure. CSTs and CSFAs need continuing education hours in all different educational areas to increase their knowledge.


The goal of this course is to provide surgical technologists with information about thoracic lobectomy, including situations when surgeons would choose to perform the procedure and its potential complications. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify which patients are candidates for a thoracic lobectomy procedure.
  • Describe the procedural sequence, instruments, equipment, and positions required for the performance of a thoracic lobectomy.
  • Identify the potential complications that are associated with a thoracic lobectomy.

Approval Information
This course is approved for surgical techs from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2023.
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: 12/23/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/23/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

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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Megan D - Lakeland, FL  ·  May 26, 2020
informative and helpful
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Jennifer K - Mount Eden, KY  ·  May 16, 2020
Informative course on lobectomy. Great detail on incision location and anatomy to be very gentle with. Also good information on checking for lung space and how to fix if needed.
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Teresa P - Auburn, CA  ·  May 12, 2020
Wonderful review for critical skills
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Delia R - San Francisco , CA  ·  May 11, 2020
The heart team usually does these however I’ve done several in my career. Thanks for the refresher.
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Nancy F - Bronx, NY  ·  May 11, 2020
Great information. Good refresher to update on your knowledge.
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Price: $5.00
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