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Advanced Trauma Operative Management

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Course Description

The Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM®) course increases surgical competence and confidence by teaching proper operative techniques for penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen. Established in 1998, the ATOM course is intended for senior surgical residents, trauma fellows, military surgeons, and general surgeons not frequently called on to treat penetrating injuries. During the program, students are asked to identify traumatic injuries, develop a plan to surgically repair them, and be able to describe proper operative techniques.

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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:
    • 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

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

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

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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

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