Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)
May 17 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMFree
Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS) Hybrid
GEMS provides prehospital EMS providers at all levels with the knowledge and skills to handle the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of the elderly. GEMS gives EMS practitioners the help to 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
-End-of-life care issues
-Cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies
-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
This course is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. There is online material that must be completed prior to the in class session.
Due to COVID-19 Class size is limited. All students must wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.
Cost: $220.00 covers your book and online materials. Should you confirm your placement in the course, receive the login information, and then not participate you will still be charged for the cost incurred.
To register for this course, please RSVP below. Once RSVP is received we will contact you with further course information prior to the course.