Audience: NAEMT's Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS) is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.
Course Content: 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:
Enrollment Cut-off: Enrollment closes when the class is full. Those that enroll within a few days fo the class may have their book held until the day of the class.
Certification: Students who successfully complete this course receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for four years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.
8 hours of this course are eligible to be applied to the NREMT national hours requirement.