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.

Course Publication Date: August 18, 2011

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
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Women's Health

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

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Learning 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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