Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)
NAEMT Course | Initial Course 16 Hours | Refresher Course 8 Hours | Lunch Provided
- 295 US dollars$295
- Training Center, 9010 S. Georgia, Amarillo, Texas 79118
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 Two GEMS courses are offered - a core and advanced course. They may be offered separately or sequentially. Both courses are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.