Controlling the Chaos: Preparing for and Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents

Ames, IA US
May 17, 2023


Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advance Practice Providers, Nurses, Medical students (rotating), Non-Medical students (rotating), Healthcare Administrators

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how to effectively organize a response to significant surge of penetrating trauma patients.
  2. Determine strategies needed to quickly move patients through ER to definitive care.
  3. Identify unconventional strategies that have been use to handle trauma surge with limited resources and staffing.
  4. Describe and discuss conventional disaster triage systems (designed for out-of-hospital use) with unique hospital triage challenges.
  5. Demonstrate the Menes Triage Method for penetrating trauma Mass Casualty Incident.


Kevin Menes, MD
Owner, Menes Resuscitation, LLC


  • MD: Loma Linda University
  • BS, Biochemistry: University of California, Riverside
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/17/2023 - 12:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/17/2023 - 4:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
United States
+1 (515) 239-2011

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 3.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


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.

  • Kevin Menes, MD - Speaker

CME Committee

  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

This program is supported by gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, and Availa Bank. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and 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

  • 3.50 AOA Category 2­A


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