Advanced Trauma Operative Management

Lenworth Jacobs, MD; Stephen Luk, MD

Product Details
Product ID: ATOM01
Year Produced: 2010
Pages: 310
Dimensions: 8.625x11 in
ISBN: 978-1-880696-48-4

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.

Register for an ATOM course or view ATOM course materials.


"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
Christiana Hospital

"Every surgical resident in the country should have this book."

Susan Briggs, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

"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

CD-ROM Contents

The CD-ROM includes specially produced, operative video, narrated by Lenworth Jacobs, MD, coinciding with the ATOM course, including:

  • Damage Control Procedures
  • Diaphragm
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Duodenum
  • Kidney
  • Ureters
  • Bladder Repair
  • Spleen
  • IVC
  • Retrohepatic IVC Isolation
  • Right Media Rotation
  • Pyloric Exclusion - sutured
  • Pyloric Exclusion - stapled
  • Pyloric Exclusion - ligated
  • Small Bowel Anastomosis
  • Roux-en-Y Pancreatico-enterostomy
  • Gastroenterostomy
  • 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
  • Abdominal Closure in the Damage Control Procedure
  • Sigmoid Colon Laceration
  • Distal Colorectal Irrigation
  • A FAST Examination for Thoracoabdominal Injuries
  • Exposure and Management of a Grade V Shattered Spleen
  • Stab Wound to Lower Pole of Spleen
  • Management of Major Hepatic Trauma
  • Hepatic Vascular Exclusion
  • Partial Pancreatic Transection
  • Penetrating Duodenal Injury to the Second Portion of the Duodenum
  • Stab Wound to the Pancreas with Ductal Injury
  • Exposure and Management of a 3cm Burst Laceration of the Bladder
  • Nephrectomy with Laceration of the Renal Artery and Vein
  • Ureteral Repair
  • The Mattox Maneuver
  • Exposure in Management of an Atrial Laceration
  • Gunshot Wound to the Abdominal Aorta
  • Repair of the Inferior Vena Cava
  • Celiac Trunk Injury
  • Exposure and Repair of the Celiac Trunk and/or Superior Mesenteric Artery
  • Trauma Laparotomy
  • The Spleen and Diaphragm
  • The Liver
  • The Pancreas and Duodenum
  • The Urinary System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Evaluation

Each Chapter includes Tips from the Masters written by leading trauma surgeons.