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 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.
The Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services 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 is 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
- Videos covering Elder Abuse, MIH-CP, and Trauma
- 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
About the Author
- Greater understanding and appreciation by government agencies at the local, state, and national levels of the role that EMS plays in our nation’s health care, public safety, and disaster response systems.
- Pay and benefits that reflect their professional training, responsibilities, and dedication.
- Leadership at the federal level that fosters and supports the delivery of quality EMS nationwide.
- Adequate and sustainable funding for EMS in all locations.
- Public policy that supports EMS practitioners and the patients they serve.