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Our population is aging. Here's how you can help.

Posted by Public Safety Group on 1/24/18, 5:39 PM

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Today, ~8.5% of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over.

By 2050, it is projected that ~17% of the world's population (1.6 billion) will be. 


Older adults remain the largest single consumer of health care resources. For increasing numbers of older people in society, the emergency medical services practitioner is the only health care worker, outside of the emergency department, who is immediately available to assist the older person in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 



NAEMT's 8-hour Advanced Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (AGEMS) course expands on the Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services core course, delving into more complex scenarios and addressing the unique devices that emergency medical services practitioners are likely to encounter when assessing, treating, and transporting older adults. 

Are you prepared? Act now to learn more about AGEMS training:


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*Source: National Institute on Aging (NIA), U.S. Census Bureau

 

Topics: EMS, NAEMT