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The Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course is an effective method of increasing surgical competence and confidence in the operative management of penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen.

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Course Content

The Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course is an effective method of increasing surgical competence and confidence in the operative management of penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen.

The course consists of six 30-minute lectures followed by a three-hour lab session during which the student will manage 12 different injuries.

The lectures teach the management of penetrating trauma as related to:

  • Trauma Laparotomy
  • Spleen and Diaphragm
  • Liver
  • Pancreas and Duodenum
  • Genitourinary
  • Cardiac and Vascular

The lab session, with a 1:1 student-to-instructor ratio, presents students with scenarios in which they must identify and repair simulated injuries. Injured areas include:

  • Bladder
  • Ureter
  • Duodenum
  • Kidney
  • Stomach
  • Diaphragm
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Liver
  • Cardiac
  • Inferior Vena Cava

The students must also complete pre-course and post-course exams and evaluations online.