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ATOM - Team training for nurses

  • ATOM testimonial

    "It [the course] was very well put together and it was a good learning experience. What can be better than learning in a controlled environment with skilled surgeons that respond to these emergencies on a daily basis. I found the course to be very informative and worthwhile."

    Registered Nurse, 2014

Course Dates:
December 5, 2013
March 13, 2014
June 5, 2014
September 18, 2014
December 4, 2014 

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. You will not be registered until you submit all required documentation. 
Please contact Katie Lehner with course and registration questions.

This one-day course will train experienced surgical nurses in the fundamentals of first-scrubbing trauma surgery.

RN’s will support and enhance the learning environment for surgeons to have better focus on surgical trauma fundamentals during the Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course. The RN trauma student will gain a better understanding of how to prepare for a traumatic surgical operation and differentiate between an emergent surgical procedure and a true trauma.

This includes 4 hours of didactic and 4 hours of high-fidelity simulation training.

By training the RN’s and surgeons as a team, both will be better prepared for handling true trauma in a real life setting and thus lower mortality rates.

Team training improves:

  • communication
  • overall efficiency
  • use of appropriate equipment
  • staff awareness

 CEs Provided by Legacy Health Clinical Practice Support, Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 8749 for 5 contact hours.

Participants must complete the course to receive a CEU certificate for 4 CEs. 
Please advise at the time of registration if you will be attending with a surgeon.


  • At least 2 years as an OR RN with basic scrub experience
  • Completion of the Pre-Test
  • Letter of referral from your manager/supervisor
  • Copy of your resume or CV
  • Your name, address, email and phone number