i 1.75 Hours

Course Overview

Operative laparoscopic surgeries are the direction of treatment and visualization for abdominal surgeries. Operative laparoscopy allows surgeons to see, diagnose, and treat through minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic procedures are now the standard of care for hospitals. The goal of this course is to educate surgical technologists about operative laparoscopy, intraoperative techniques, and its potential complications.

About the Course Author

Shaunya has been a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) for 8 years. She has assisted with a variety of surgeries and procedures in outpatient surgery centers, inpatient centers, trauma facilities, and endoscopy. Shaunya Williams, CST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Association of Surgical Technologists


    This course is approved for surgical techs from 04/01/2021 to 03/31/2021.

    Review Date: 01/20/2021

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the intraoperative techniques and guidelines for an operative laparoscopy.; Describe the preoperative and postoperative care for an operative laparoscopy.; List the benefits, contraindications, and complications of operative laparoscopy.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Operative Laparoscopy
    An Overview
    Laparoscopic Equipment
    Veress Needle
    Instruments for Laparoscopy
    Preprocedural Preparation
    Creating a Pneumoperitoneum
    Open-Entry Technique
    Closed-Entry Technique
    Use of the Veress Needle
    Postop Recovery
    Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Contributors
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Surgical Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.