GEMS

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Geriatric Education for EMS – 8 hours. Provides 8 hours NREMT CEUs

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, simulation and small
group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning experience. This
course is entirely online, taught live by our EMS faculty.

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

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