Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM)

The Level I Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is proud to offer the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) and Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) classes for continuing medical education for physicians.Advanced Trauma Operative Management logo

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.

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

CME credit for ATOM

As an organization accredited for continuing medical education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American College of Surgeons designate this continuing medical activity as meeting the criteria for the credit hours and category one as listed above.

ATLS® has been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for hours of ACEP category one credit as noted above.

ADA Statement

In accordance with the Americans with disabilities act, please advise the Course Director if you have any disability that requires special materials and/or services so that appropriate personnel can be advised.

For questions or further information about trauma education programs at RobertWood Johnson University Hospital, please call 732-418-8096.

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