Bowel Perforation in a College Football Athlete Webinar

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
James D. Galdieri, MS, LAT, ATC
Jayme Galdieri is a member of the East Stroudsburg University Athletic Training Staff after joining the Warriors in August 2017. At East Stroudsburg University Jayme’s primary sport responsibility is football. Galdieri is a 2005 graduate of King's College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He obtained his Master of Science in Health Care Administration, also from King’s College, in 2009. Prior to joining the Warriors, Galdieri was employed with the Geisinger Health System, where he was contracted to Misericordia University from January 2006 to July of 2017. From 2012-2017, he served as the head athletic trainer for their football program. He had also been a preceptor at King's College during his time at Misericordia, providing athletic training students from his alma mater with hands-on experience in a different clinical environment. During Galdieri’s time at Geisinger, he was twice named Athletic Trainer of the Year, in 2010-11 and 2014-15, and was named Geisinger Health System Employee of the Month in August 2007. He also coordinated community events and volunteer opportunities in the Sports Medicine Department. He has been involved with Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games since 2002, and has been an athletic training coordinator for the organization since 2012. He currently resides in West Pittston, Pa. with his wife Desiree, his daughter Gianna, and his bulldog Kirby.
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
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

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.
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