NAEMT GEMS

Geriatric Education For EMS

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

Audience:

This course is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. 8 credit hours

Course Time:
This program meets promptly at 9am until 5pm.

Course Date(s)

START MONTH COURSE DATES LOCATION COURSE TYPE NAME PRICE SEATS LEFT
FEBRUARY 2020 2/14 E. PROVIDENCE CON-ED GEMS $125 6

National EMS Institute is State accredited through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Technicians and the State of Rhode Island Department of Public Health. NEI hosts nationally accredited training courses through the NREMT and operates under a Letter of Review from CoAEMSPs. National EMS Institute, Inc. reserves the right to change course times and locations to serve our students better.