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Bowel perforations are incredibly rare in athletics. However, athletic trainers must be mindful of a suspected traumatic bowel perforation and be prepared to not only refer accordingly but to advocate for their athlete/patient. This presentation will identify what a bowel perforation is, mechanism of injury, signs and symptoms associated with the injury, and the statistics associated with delayed diagnosis and mortality rate. I will also touch on return to activity and any increased risks associated with this injury as it relates to the case I encountered which spurred my interest in the topic.
Impact on Athletic Training: A bowel perforation is incredibly rare in athletics. It is not something heavily studied in the world of athletic training. It can present hours or days after initial injury, and while delayed identification often occurs, this delay also comes with a significant increase in complications, morbidity, and patient mortality. Attendees of this presentation will be equipped with a better understanding for this rare but incredibly dangerous injury that can occur in athletics at any level.
Athletic Training Domains:
Domain 2 – Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
Domain 3 – Immediate and Emergency Care
Domain 4 – Therapeutic Intervention
At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
Participants will be able to learn the pathology and possible secondary mechanisms associated with a traumatic bowel injury due to trauma.
Participants will be able to recognize the etiology, signs, and symptoms of a potential bowel injury due to trauma.
Participants will be able to apply the knowledge gained in this presentation to your present day medical practice.
Participants will be able to justify advocating for a patient with a suspected bowel injury due to trauma.