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Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), Second Edition

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    ISBN: 9781449641917
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    Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781449641917

American Geriatrics Society, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, David R. Snyder

Now published in partnership with the National Association of EMTs, the Second Edition of this national continuing education curriculum is the most credible and complete source of prehospital medical information for the older population.

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.

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

New to the Second Edition: A 2-day ALS course option is also available, featuring 8 hours of interactive online modules. The online courseware provides more advanced, in-depth content for ALS providers and explores the role of mobile integrated healthcare in improving the quality of life for older patients.

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

The online Instructor's ToolKit for GEMS Second Edition is available
to purchase separately for £29.16 + VAT.  Please contact for
more details.

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