Emergency Medical Services - Interprofessional Collaboration and Integration in the Trauma Setting
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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.
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.)
Peter Georgakakos, DO
Talon Hoefer, MSA'26, NRP, EMS-I
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.
- 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.
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- 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)™.
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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.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 1A
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 CPME
- 1.00 IBON
Two attendance options:
- Des Moines University - No registration is necessary to attend on-site.
- Online - Register through Zoom.