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Trauma Provider Resources

Trauma Resources

Trauma Education

Learn more about the current trauma education classes and events.

Trauma Guidelines

*The following documents are used by our practicing surgeons and residents. 

Adult Management Guidelines & Algorithms

Pediatric Management Guidelines and Algorithms

Trauma Services Policies 

Ground Ambulance Service

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines provides ground ambulance services for our patients through the Iowa EMS Alliance.  The ambulance service is provided through a partnership between UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and the City of West Des Moines EMS, central Iowa's only accredited ambulance provider through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. Our partnership with the City of West Des Moines EMS provides highly-trained and professional paramedics and EMT's to meet our patients' complete medical needs. 

Iowa EMS Alliance services include:

  • Blank Children's Hospital Pediatric and Neonatal Transports
  • Inter-hospital transports
  • Backup for LifeFlight
  • Patients being discharged to other hospitals or care facilities
  • Ability to tier with your crew while en route to one of our facilities
  • Bariatric transport
  • Intra Aortic Balloon pumps