Hysterectomy: What Is It? Why Is It Performed?
The goal of this course is to provide the professional nurse with a better understanding of the procedure known as hysterectomy and indications for performing a hysterectomy surgical procedure. Alternatives to hysterectomy will also be highlighted for discussion purposes.

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:H081811
Contact Hours:3.00
Method:Online Self Study
Categories:Medical & Surgical Issues
Women's Health

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.

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Course Objectives
  • Define hysterectomy and explain the four types of hysterectomy.
  • Name at least four indications for hysterectomy.
  • Explain the four surgical procedures for hysterectomy.
  • List at least two advantages and disadvantages between the four different types of surgical hysterectomy procedures.
  • Identify at least two considerations of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for a patient undergoing hysterectomy.
  • Identify at least four complications from a hysterectomy surgical procedure.
  • Discuss alternatives to a hysterectomy surgery procedure.


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