EMS Webinar: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

EMS Webinar: 
Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1800-1900 MDT
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EMS Webinar: Alzheimer’s & Dementia – Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1800-1900 MDT 
According the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. Current trends are indicating that one in three  seniors with die with Alzheimer’s or another form of  dementia In this webinar we will explore this devastating topic and learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
John Mason
Presenter
John Mason is an EMS Instructor for Centura Prehospital Services. After starting as an EMT in 1978, John Mason became a paramedic in 1981. Having spent the bulk of his career in the Denver metro area, Mason took a stint in Montana for a year in the early 2000s before settling in at Franktown Fire Protection District as a firefighter/paramedic and then lieutenant EMS coordinator for 12 years.
Objectives 
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Name different types of dementia
  • Describe changes in the brain with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Discuss stages, complications and risk factors of individuals with dementia
  • Discuss assessments of identifying individuals with dementia
  • Find tips and support resources for community based services
Paramedic and EMT CE Allocation
EMT
Medical/Behavioral – 1 CE
Paramedic
Medical : FC: Assess and provide care to the patient experiencing a behavioral problems.- 1 CE