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Course Overview

Adhesions form chiefly following an abdominopelvic surgery radiation therapy, or inflammatory process such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or diverticular disease (Tabibian et al., 2017). Fortunately, the majority of adhesions do not cause symptoms. However, in rare cases adhesive disease may develop, often resulting in bowel obstructions, chronic abdominal or pelvic pain, or infertility. A laparoscopic lysis of adhesions, sometimes referred to as laparoscopic adhesiolysis, is the standard treatment for adhesive disease. With more technologically refined tools, this procedure can be done rapidly with excellent outcomes. 

The goal of this course is to equip CSTs with knowledge of the fundamentals of a laparoscopic lysis of adhesions procedure and the potential complications.
 

About the Course Author

Brandy is an accomplished nursing professional with expertise in the perioperative setting. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Capella University. She has developed skills to become versatile in both the circulator and scrub roles for a variety of surgical specialties. She fulfilled numerous nursing leadership responsibilities as the Surgical Services Clinical Educator and Periop 101 instructor. As an educator, she was an active member of several committees tasked with creating a safe and efficient environment that promotes optimal patient outcomes. Additionally, she has experience as an inpatient surgical nurse in roles including charge nurse, admission/discharge facilitator, 24-hour short-stay operations, and preceptor. Brandy Verton, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Charles Willis Hammond Jr. is an instructor of surgical procedures at Southwest Florida College, Fort Myers, Fla. Charles Willis Hammond Jr., CST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sharon Kay Rehn, CST, RN, BS, is an instructor in the Surgical Technology program at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sharon Kay Rehn, CST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Ms. Winsor is the Surgical Technology Program Director at Pima Medical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She has an associate degree in Surgical Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing, and a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Education. She is a certified surgical technologist (CST) and a certified registered sterile processing technician (CRCST). She has 21 years of experience in the field of surgical technology, in which 10 of those years have been spent teaching in and managing surgical technology programs. She is a subject matter expert with working knowledge in the areas of orthopedics, general, obstetrics, gynecology, plastics, podiatry, sports medicine, neurology, genitourinary, peripheral vascular, ENT, maxillofacial and laparoscopic surgery. Rhiannon Winsor, CST, TS-C, CRCST, MBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD, is a physician who holds a PhD in pharmacy. Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD 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

    2.00HOURS

    This course is approved for surgical techs from 09/01/2021 to 08/31/ 2024.

    Review Date: 6/16/2021


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-LLA
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how and why a laparoscopic lysis of adhesions procedure is performed.; Discuss the surgical techniques used to perform a laparoscopic lysis of adhesions procedure.; List the most common complications of laparoscopic lysis of adhesions procedure.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives 
    Section 2: Lysis of Adhesions Fundamentals
    Etiology of Abdominal Adhesions
    Signs and Symptoms
    Physiology of Abdominal Adhesions
    Surgical Repair Approach
    Did You Know?
    Indications
    Contraindications
    Section 3: Intraoperative Phase
    Proactive Measures
    Anesthesia
    Positioning
    Laparoscopic Equipment, Instrumentation, & Supplies
    Surgical Techniques
    Safe Surgery Tips
    Section 4: Postoperative
    Post-Anesthesia Recovery Unit
    Postoperative Plan of Care
    Complications
    Section 5: Clinical Vignette 
    Case Study
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
     
  • 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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  • Disclosures:

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