2019-2020 Catalog

HLTK 1680 GERIATRIC EMERGENCIES

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.  Core Provider Course:  8-hour classroom course for EMT’s, Paramedics, emergency 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 core providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

Credits

0.5

Prerequisite

Instructor Permission, Licensed Prehospital Provider or Other Healthcare Provider