An appendectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world. The standard of care for removal of the appendix is laparoscopic appendectomy. However, some situations may warrant an open appendectomy. It is important for surgical techs to be knowledgeable and prepared to assist with both. The goal of this course is to educate surgical technologists about appendicitis, how it presents, the role of surgery, and possible complications.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Appendicitis
Indications for Appendectomy
Choosing Surgical Method
Open Appendectomy Technique
Laparoscopic Appendectomy Technique
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
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. Disclosure: Shaunya Williams, CST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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