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Geriatric Education for EMS

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  • Vendor Part Number: T70-41917-JB

    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.

  • Vendor Part Number: 9781284103113

  • Vendor Part Number: 08019-3

    Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), Second Edition is a digital-only Access Code that unlocks an interactive eBook. 

  • Vendor Part Number: 06066-9

    Online Instructor Toolkit for GEMS

  • Vendor Part Number: 40286-5

    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 GEMS 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

    Table of Contents:

    • 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
  • Vendor Part Number: 10333-5

    In geriatric education for medical emergency services, Second Edition, all the needs of the older population are addressed in detail to help ensure that older adults receive the specialized treatment they require from emergency and mobile health professionals when geriatric training skills are most needed.

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