GERIATRIC EDUCATION FOR EMS - GEMS
Geriatric Education for EMS - GEMS is a classroom, PowerPoint, Scenarios, Instructor-led course from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians that provides practitioners at all levels the skills and knowledge to handle the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed in partnership with the American Geriatric Society, this course will help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.
This program is designed to train emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners to deliver state-of-the-art care to geriatric patients. A highly acclaimed program that addresses the geriatric-specific topics and competency statements in the National EMS Education Standards. GEMS is unlike any other course as it will open your eyes to the world and allow you to see through the eyes of older adults what getting old is all about.
AUDIENCE: This course offers a basic Core course and an Advanced course for EMS, Firefighters, First Responders, Rescue Personnel, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistance, and Physicians.
Geriatric specific content on fall prevention, epidemiology, polypharmacy, end-of-life issues and DNR's
Trauma care and disaster care for older adults
Case scenarios to encourage interaction and discussion
Exploration of Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP)
Real World experience that demonstrates assessing, treating, and communicating with older patients
Student see the world through the eyes of older adult by simulations
Critical Real World Thinking
LVADs (Left Ventricular Assisted Devices)
An array of medical, mobility, psychosocial, and communication issues in older adults
COURSE FORMAT: This classroom-based course which includes instructor, PowerPoint, and skill interaction throughout the course. The Basic Core course is approximately 8 hours (one day) in length. The advanced course is approximately 8 hours (one day) in length.
PowerPoint-based course to ensure continuity, consistency, and "REAL WORLD EXPERIENCES"
Instructor-led with hands-on to reinforce new skills and that of proficiency
Student manual is provided (purchase or STARR Library)
Students interact using simulations to see the world through older adults eyes
CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, students receive an NAEMT GEMS or Advanced GEMS certification and completion card that is valid for 4 years.