Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)

Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)

Price: $155.00
Seats Open
Course Registration Number (CRN):99090

Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)  $155 (includes textbook & wallet card)

Tuesday, November 12     8:30am to 5:00pm      

(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.

Topics covered:

·   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

·   Medical devices frequently used by older adults

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.

The GEMS course – a core and an advanced course – are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as GEMS providers for 4 years, 8 hours of national CAPCE credit, 8 hours of Mass. OEMS credit and 1 year free membership to NAEMT.

Register online or call 978-630-9569.

Devens Campus, One Jackson Place, 27 Jackson Road, Devens, MA  01434

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