Modified radical mastectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgeries on women with operable breast cancer. Surgeons can perform this procedure in the operating room with the assistance of a CST or CSFA. CSTs and CSFAs need continuing education hours in many different educational areas to increase their knowledge.
The goal of this course is to provide surgical technologists in the operating room with information about modified radical mastectomy, when it is performed, and its potential complications.
Assisting with a Modified Radical Mastectomy
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Modified Radical Mastectomy
Breast Cancer Statistics
Blood Supply & Innervation
Modified Radical Mastectomy
Indications for Modified Radical Mastectomy
Indications for Axillary Node Dissection
Procedure Workup and Planning
Skin Graft Supplies
Preparation for the Procedure
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB)
Split Thickness Skin Graft (STSG)
Breast Reconstruction with Prosthesis
Increased Risk of Complications
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
Rhiannon 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 24 years of experience in the field of surgical technology, in which 12 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. Disclosure: Rhiannon Winsor, CST, CRCST, MBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE
Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE is a SME writer for Relias with over 16 years of acute care experience in nursing. She is licensed as a professional registered nurse in the State of New York. She obtained her OCN certification in 2008. She has served in several leadership roles in the acute care setting, within the Medical Surgical Division, mentoring nurses in renal and oncology specialties and in the role of nurse educator. She has been involved in various institutional committees and quality improvement projects. Monica earned a master’s degree in nursing education from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In 2017 she obtained a CNE certification by the National League for Nursing. Monica is passionate about professional nursing standards, fostering an environment of continuous lifelong learning as an instrument to improve patient care.Disclosure: Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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