Tuesday, October 5
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The 3rd edition GEMS course provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical social, environmental, and communications challenges of older adults. GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients. GEMS 3rd edition features case-based lectures, videos, patient simulations, and small group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning experience. GEMS covers the following topics: polypharmacy, toxicity in the older patient, cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies, altered mental status and neurologic emergencies, trauma and other medical emergencies, disaster triage, and palliative care.
Beta participants will be able to provide feedback on the course to the course authors. Participants receive 8 hours of CAPCE-approved credit. Textbook and course manual included.