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ATOM (Advanced Trauma Operative Management)

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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.

Upcoming dates:

  • December 6, 2018 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Legacy Institute for Surgical Education and Innovation
Legacy Research Institute
1225 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232 

Additional questions, please contact:
Liliana Nelson, LISEI Coordinator


$1,950.00.  This activity will provide up to 7.50 Category 1 CME credits. 



If you have any questions about registration, please contact Liliana Nelson at 503-413-2150 or

Registration deadline is November 10, 2018.


  • The student will explain and describe the proper operative technique for dealing with trauma injury.
  • The student must identify traumatic injuries and develop a management plan in order to surgically repair the injuries.
  • At the completion of the course the student will be able to demonstrate the following
    - Increased self-efficacy in the management of traumatic injuries
    - Increased knowledge in the management of penetrating injuries
    - Ability to successfully and safely perform all operative procedures presented in the course

Target Audience

The intended audience includes senior surgical residents, trauma fellows, military surgeons, and fully trained general surgeons who are not frequently called on to treat penetrating injuries.


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit

The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Content

The COURSE consists of six 30-minute lectures followed by a three-hour lab session during which the students 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

Students must also complete pre- and post-course exams and evaluations via the Internet.

Additional questions, please contact Liliana Nelson, LISEI Coordinator: 503-413-2150,