Updated EMS Training Course: Geriatric Assessment Challenges

Updated EMS Training Course: Geriatric Assessment Challenges

Vector Solutions online EMS course library contains 250+ accredited continuing education hours designed to help EMS professionals maintain their required certifications and be better prepared for their demanding role as emergency care providers. Vector Solutions is pleased to announce the newly revamped EMS training course available now on Vector LMS training management platform: Geriatric Assessment Challenges.

EMS Geriatric Assessment Challenges course Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), this updated course covers important geriatric assessment considerations for all levels of EMS providers. The video-based lessons are guided by an onscreen instructor and feature custom video animations to demonstrate key points.

Geriatric Assessment Challenges (1 hour)

Starting every EMS encounter with an assessment is key to collecting critical information about the patient you are assisting. Different populations require different assessment strategies based on underlying challenges, such as language barriers, psychiatric emergencies, pediatrics, and geriatrics.

In this course, you will learn more about the physical, environmental, and mental health challenges that can complicate the assessment of a geriatric patient. By the end of this course, you will have assessment techniques and communication strategies that are more likely to lead to a positive and productive patient encounter for this population.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Demographics & Health Statistics
  • Physical Factors That Impede Assessment
  • Acute Illness
  • EMS-Induced Discomfort
  • Environmental Challenges
  • Polypharmacy
  • Mental Health Considerations
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Communication Strategies
  • Deciphering the Patient’s Response

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