Geriatric Education for EMS


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The Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Monash University is pleased to announce the following upcoming short course:

Geriatric Education for EMS

Geriatric Education for EMS (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:

  • 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
  • Trauma
  • Neurological emergencies and altered mental status
  • Mobile integrated healthcare
  • Special considerations for older adults in disaster response
  • Skin and wound care
  • Medical devices frequently used by older adults

This interactive course format includes underpinning lectures, multiple “hands on” skills stations and simulated scenarios.  


Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice

Building H. Peninsula Campus Monash University. 

Refer map here or Peninsula home page for further information.

We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting session.

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Contact Name Professor Brett Williams
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Contact Phone 61 3 9904 4283
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