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Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Mar
16
Sat
Mar 16, 2019
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Atrium Conference Room A

Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults.

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

You can register at http://www.naemt.org/

Fees & Payment

Total Course Fee - $200.00       

Refund Policy for course fee if canceled after March 10th - $90.00

Description

Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients. 

GEMS features case-based lectures, live action video, hands-on skill stations, simulation and small group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning experience. GEMS covers the following topics:

  • Changes with age
  • Assessment of older adults
  • Pharmacology and medication toxicity
  • Psycho-social emergencies
  • Elder abuse
  • End-of-life care issues
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Neurological emergencies and altered mental status
  • Mobile integrated healthcare
  • Special considerations for older adults in disaster response
  • Skin and wound care
  • Medical devices frequently used by older adults

Students who successfully complete this course receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for four years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

Contact

Adam Dunlap, Paramedic at send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Sat, March 16 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Atrium Conference Room A

Location Details

  • Atrium Conference Room A