GEMS Basic Course

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 consideration 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.

Fees: Fee exempt for current providers with agency affiliation; $10 Card fee regardless of affiliation

Date: June 7, 2019

Time: 0830-1730

Location: Carteret Community College Wayne West Room 119B

Registration: 252-222-6200 or through www.naemt.org

 

Opportunity Date: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:30
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Education Category: 
BLS
ALS