WCTC EMS provides a presentation on Special Patient Populations: Geriatrics for the Emergency Medical Technician.

Topics you will learn about:

  • Why geriatric patients need a different approach to assessment and care
  • What is Geriatrics
  • Pathophysiological changes
  • Sensory changes in elderly
  • Emotional and psychological reactions
  • Anatomical and physiological changes
  • Pathophysiology changes of all body systems
  • Family assessment and management
  • Rationale of knowledge and skills for handling geriatric patient
  • Family care
  • Patient interview for geriatric patient
  • Assessment of patient who is hearing/vision impaired, confused, or unable to speak