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.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: The Problem and Consequences
Indications for Lobectomy
Risk for Complications
Preoperative patient education
Position of the Patient
Prevention of Residual Air Space
Lymph Node Dissection
Post-operative Care and Follow-up
Outcome and Prognosis
Section 3: 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.
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