This 2nd edition is completely updated with new procedures, illustrations and expert tips on atypical, complex trauma casesdesigned for trauma surgeons encountering atypical, complex trauma cases. More than 50 international master trauma surgeons have collaborated to share their personal experiences in safely managing penetrating operative trauma.
About the ATOM Course
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.
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"I recently managed a young man with a posterior right arterial gunshot wound with tamponade and exsanguinating bleeding. I used the invaluable princples in 'Tips from the Masters' to control the hemorrage and repair this challenging wound. My patient went home in seven days and has subsequently returned to work."
Glen Tinkoff, MD, FACS
Senior Trauma Surgeon
"Every surgical resident in the country should have this book."
Susan Briggs, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
"Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) is without a doubt the best book for trauma. ATOM is unique from the standard trauma textbooks. The book is organized by injury pattern, with the operative management for each scenario written by an expert traumatologist. Reading through the advanced scenarios gives you exposure and guidance on every complex case, so you can be familiar and more confident when that injury rolls into your trauma bay. Every senior resident and practicing attending should have a copy of ATOM on hand."
Deborah S Keller, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery Research Fellow
UH Case Medical Center
The CD-ROM includes specially produced, operative video, narrated by Lenworth Jacobs, MD, coinciding with the ATOM course, including:
- Damage Control Procedures
- Bladder Repair
- Retrohepatic IVC Isolation
- Right Media Rotation
- Pyloric Exclusion - sutured
- Pyloric Exclusion - stapled
- Pyloric Exclusion - ligated
- Small Bowel Anastomosis
- Roux-en-Y Pancreatico-enterostomy
- Distal Pancreatectomy - Stapled
- Distal Pancreatectomy - Sutured
- Heart injuries
- Cadaver Dissection
- Supraclavian exposure
- Medial claviculectomy
- Lateral neck exploration
- Aorta and left subclavian
- Distal aorta and esophagus
- Aorta and proximal great vessels
- Clinical Scenarios to test your trauma decision making
- Penetrating Trauma
- Blunt Trauma