Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) $155 (includes textbook & wallet card)
Tuesday, November 12
8:30am to 5:00pm
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.
· 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
· Neurological emergencies and altered mental
· Mobile integrated healthcare
· Medical devices frequently used by older
GEMS features case-based lectures,
live action video,
hands-on skill stations,
simulation and small group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning
The GEMS course – a core and an advanced course – are
appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses,
physician assistants and physicians.
Upon successful completion of
the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as GEMS
providers for 4 years, 8 hours of national CAPCE credit, 8 hours of Mass. OEMS credit and 1 year free
membership to NAEMT.
Register online or call 978-630-9569.
Devens Campus, One Jackson Place, 27 Jackson Road, Devens, MA