Geriatric Education For Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)

Jones & Bartlett Learning

The National Association of EMTs has partnered with Jones & Bartlett Learning and the American Geriatrics Society to develop the second edition GEMS course. A team of experienced EMS educators and clinicians serving as members of NAEMT’s GEMS Committee has designed a course that prepares EMS practitioners to respond to the unique challenges and needs of an older patient. The course aims to empower practitioners with geriatric specific training to help them improve the medical outcomes and quality of life for these patients.

Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), Second Edition builds off the previous edition and includes expanded content that will cover new areas addressed in the National EMS Education Standards, including mobile integrated healthcare and disasters.

The GEMS course is an innovative, comprehensive, and highly interactive 1-day course for both BLS and ALS providers with:

Case-based lectures
Live action video
Hands-on skill stations
Small group scenarios
New to the Second Edition:
The introduction of a one-day, 8 hour “core” provider course
More geriatric specific information included in the lectures
New lecture on Disasters and the associated needs of older patients
New lecture on Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community Paramedicine and the opportunity to make a difference with older patients
New videos covering Elder Abuse, MIH-CP and Trauma
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Chapter 1 Aging
Chapter 2 Changes with Age
Chapter 3 Communication
Chapter 4 Assessment of the Older Patient
Chapter 5 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Chapter 6 Death and Dying
Chapter 7 Trauma
Chapter 8 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 9 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 10 Neurological Emergencies
Chapter 11 Other Medical Emergencies
Chapter 12 Pharmacology and Medication Toxicity
Chapter 13 Elder Abuse
Chapter 14 Mobile Integrated Healthcare
Chapter 15 Elderly in Disasters

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