Thoracic Lobectomy 101

by Expert Reviewer: Casey Glassburner, CST; Expert Reviewer: Charles Willis Hammond Jr., CST; Instructor: Rhiannon Winsor, CST, TS-C, CRCST, MBA; Instructor: Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD

$23.00

i 1.25 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

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.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Association of Surgical Technologists

    1.25HOURS

    This course is approved for surgical techs from 04/01/2020 to 03/31/2023.

    Review Date: 05/01/2019


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CST38
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    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.; Identify which patients are candidates for a thoracic lobectomy procedure
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: The Problem and Consequences
    Background
    Indications for Lobectomy
    Contraindications
    Anatomy
    Risk for Complications
    Preoperative work-up
    Preoperative patient education
    Position of the Patient
    Anesthesia
    Surgical Technique
    Prevention of Residual Air Space
    Lymph Node Dissection
    Intraoperative Complications
    Post-operative Care and Follow-up
    Complications
    Outcome and Prognosis
    Section 3: Vignette
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
    Congratulations!
  • 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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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    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.
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