DX2 NAEMT

NAEMT GEMS. Geriatric EMS

  • About this course

    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.

    Two GEMS courses are offered – a core and advanced course.  They may be offered separately or sequentially.  Both courses are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

  • Course Duration

    Core Provider Course: 8-hour classroom course for EMTs, Paramedics, emergency responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.  Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an NAEMT certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as GEMS core providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE/CPD credit.

    Advanced Provider Course: 8-hour classroom course for EMTs, paramedics, emergency responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians that expands upon the curriculum presented in the core course, with more in-depth content and complex scenarios. Students who successfully complete this course receive an NAEMT certificate of completion, wallet card valid for four years, and 8 hours of CAPCE/CPD credit.

  • Course Modules

    • 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
  • Certification

    Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an NAEMT certificate of completion,  a wallet card recognizing them as GEMS providers for 4 years, and 8 or 16 hours of CAPCE, CPD credit.

  • Assessment

    Pre-Course Knowledge Check

    In Course Practical Skills Assessments

    Post Course MCQ Assessment

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Dan Davern, Dan Davern

Dan Davern MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP

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Dan is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD and a masters degree in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate, a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM and an educational award from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council at Tutor level.

Dermot Murray DX2 Training Solutions

Dermot Murray GDip Dip NQEMT AP

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Dermot is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University and an higher diploma in Emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dermot’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.

Terry Dore DX2 Training Solutions

Terry Dore MSc BSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP

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Terry has been on faculty with DX2 Training Solutions since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland, a BSc in Paramedics studies from University of Limerick and an MSc in Emergency Medical Science form UCD. Terry is a multi disciplined PHECC Tutor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of practitioner education and Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals. Terry is also a faculty member of The Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick and course director for our NQEMT programme through DX2 Institute of Pre-Hospital Education.

Derek Fox Facilitator

Derek Fox MSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP

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Derek has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and an Msc in Emergency Medical Science. Derek is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals and our Emergency First Response course. Derek is currently a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Examiner and facilitator

Fergus Byrne Facilitator

Fergus Byrne Dip NQEMT P

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Fergus has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA granting him Paramedic status here in Ireland. Ferugs is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite, his instructor qualifications are visible on his Linkedin profile. Fergus also holds the educational award of Facilitator with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and also serves as a PHECC Examiner.