Emergency Medical Services - Interprofessional Collaboration and Integration in the Trauma Setting

Des Moines, IA US
December 1, 2022


There is no cost to attend and all interested individuals are invited to participate.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration is necessary to attend on-site. 
  • Online - Register through Zoom.

Educational Need

The Joint Commission has deemed communication and lack of collaboration as important causes of medical errors. Therefore, improving communication is included in The Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals to create a safer practice environment for patients and providers. In the trauma setting, the intense transition from pre-hospital care provided by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the emergency department provides a prime opportunity for communication failures and medical errors. Healthcare providers must understand the overall command structure in these situations and be able to determine how and where they fit in relation to other patient care team members. Effective interprofessional collaboration and understanding how pre-hospital care contributes to the overall care plan are critical to improving patient safety and health outcomes.

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.


  • Differentiate between the levels of EMS providers and where they fit into the overall care plan of a patient.
  • Discuss case details to evaluate the evolution of a 911 call.
  • Define Multi Casualty Incident (MCI).
  • Explain Incident Command Structure (ICS).
  • Describe moral injury.


Matthew Brooke, MS, DO'26, NRP (retd.)
Osteopathic Medical Student, Des Moines University

Peter Georgakakos, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa; Medical Director, Emergency Medical Services Learning Resource Center; Medical Director, Johnson County Ambulance Service


Talon Hoefer, MSA'26, NRP, EMS-I
Adjunct Faculty, Emergency Medical Services, Des Moines Area Community College
Graduate Student, Master of Science in Anatomy Program, Des Moines University


Session proposals are now being accepted for the DMU Grand Rounds series! Have you encountered an interesting clinical case, seen a patient with a unique history, condition, and/or treatment protocol, or been involved with interprofessional management that improves patient care and treatment outcomes? If so, you're invited to help build the series by submitting a session proposal! In addition to the rare and unique, cases of more common conditions are also acceptable, and proposals from external members of the broader healthcare community are welcomed and encouraged. Please click the button below to learn more about the series and access the submission form. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/01/2022 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
12/01/2022 - 8:00am CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center Auditorium
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Matthew Brooke, MS, DO'26, NRP (retd.) - Speaker
  • Peter Georgakakos, DO - Speaker
  • Talon Hoefer, MSA'26, NRP, EMS-I - Speaker


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
  • 1.00 IBON


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Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration is necessary to attend on-site. 
  • Online - Register through Zoom.