Approximately 25 percent of Americans will be 65 years of age or older by the year 2030 and will represent 70 percent of all ambulance transports. The geriatric patient is at a high risk of falling, which makes this one of the most common calls EMTs will face, especially in locations with a large geriatric population. This course discusses why older adults are at increased risk of falls, common MOIs, and emergency treatment modalities for older adults.
Emergency Medical Services
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