Roberta Baldus
Position Assistant Professor - Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Phone515-271-1610
Fax515-271-7176
Emailroberta.baldus@dmu.edu
EducationDoctorate in Health Education, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO.
Master in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Grandview College, Des Moines, IA
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, IA
CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Iowa State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners
Iowa Department of Public Health/Bureau of Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Specialist
Iowa Board of Pharmacy
U.S. DEA Registration

Area of Expertise

Clinical Practice:

  • Women’s Health
  • Family Medicine

Teaching:

  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Emergency Medicine
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Iowa PA Society—Past Board and  Spring Conference Committee Member 
Service

Community:

  • Des Moines Community College EMS Advisory Board Member – 2010-present
  • Mae Davis Free Medical Clinic Clincian-2013-present

Professional:

  • Text Reviewer- NAEMT. Advanced Medical Life Support. Elsevier – 2011-

University:

  • Des Moines Community College EMS Advisory Board Member – 2010-present
  • CHS Student Promotion and Evaluation Committee (SPEC)
  • CHS Student Promotion and Evaluation Committee (SPEC)
  • DPM Student Promotion and Evaluation Committee (SPEC)
  • CHS PA Academic Progress Committee (APC)
  • University Integrity Committee
  • University Bylaws Committee

2011 research

Dissertation: “An Instructional Comparison of an Agricultural Medicine Workshop for Physicians and Physician Assistants. 

2010 research

Dean’s Research Scholarship/Grant for educational resources-dissertation. “An Instructional Comparison of an Agricultural Medicine Workshop for Physicians and Physician Assistants. 

Publications

  • 2006-Baldus, R.J., Responding to the “Graying of America” EMSResponder.Com.
  • 2006-Baldus, R.J., Responding to Domestic Violence, EMSResponder.Com.
  • 2005-Baldus, R.J., Osteoporosis, EMSResponder.Com.
  • 1992-Baldus R.J., Marriage and the EMS Experience, Emergency.

Presentations:

  • Baldus, R. “Trauma for Two-Emergency Care for the Traumatically Injured Pregnant Patient” Upper Midwest Health Conference 2014-Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association-Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, 2014
  • Baldus, Matz & Smith “Female Urinary Incontinence” Mercy Family Practice Residents Grand Rounds-Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, 2013
  • Baldus, R. “Top 5 Rules in Burn Management” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. “Hot Wheels-Pediatric Fever” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. “Pediatric Infectious Diseases” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. “Trauma for Two-OB Trauma” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. “Pediatric Hypoperfusion” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. “Pediatric Hypoperfusion” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. EMS Educators Workshop, Nebraska EMS Conference-Columbus, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. “Gynecological Emergencies” Nebraska EMS Conference-Columbus, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. “Agricultural Emergencies” Nebraska EMS Conference-Columbus, NE, 2012
  • Baldus, R. Agricultural Medicine Workshop-Annual IEMSA Conference and Trade Show– Des Moines, IA, 2011
  • Baldus, R. “Instructional Comparison of an Agricultural Medicine Workshop for Physicians and Physician Assistants” Dissertation.  A.T. Sill University, Kirksville, MO, 2011
  • Baldus, R. “Agricultural Emergencies” Nebraska EMS Conference-Columbus, NE, 2009
  • Baldus, R. “I love my job but I hate the patients” Nebraska EMS Conference, Columbus, NE, 2009-
  • Baldus, R., & Ridge, L. “Human Simulation Technology for EMS” Annual IEMSA Conference and Trade Show-Des Moines, IA, 2008
  • Baldus, R. “Pediatric Emergencies” Emergency Medicine Update Conference-Omaha, NE, 2008
  • Baldus, R. “Extreme EMS” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2007
  • Baldus, R. “Non-Cardiac Chest Pain” Nebraska EMS Conference-Kearney, NE, 2007
  • Baldus, R. “Behavioral Health Emergencies” Nebraska EMS Conference-Columbus, NE, 2006

Awards and honors

2011 - Academic Scholar, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO

2002 - Dean’s Leadership Award, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, Physician Assistant Program