Roberta Baldus

Roberta Baldus
Position(s)
Assistant Professor Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Office Phone 515-271-1610
Fax 515-271-7176
Email roberta.baldus@dmu.edu
Education
  • Doctorate 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
Certifications
  • National 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

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

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