Institute of Emergency Management
at the ISU-Meridian Health Sciences Center
Located at Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, the Institute of Emergency Management (IEM) was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in July 2003. The current purpose of the IEM is to offer workshops, courses, certificates, and to support the Emergency Services Department's offering of academic certificates and Associate and Bachelor level degrees to meet the professional and career development needs of Idahoans employed in or planning a career in Emergency Management, Fire Services Administration, Paramedic Science, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedic or Community Health Worker fields.
Academic Degree Programs
The Institute of Emergency Management offers degree programs in four areas:
Emergency Medical Services Concentration, Bachelor of Health Science
Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science
Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Masters (available Fall 2022)
Fire Services Administration, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science
Paramedic Science, Associate of Science
Academic Credit Course Offerings
Community Paramedic Academic Certificate (no longer available)
Paramedic Science Academic Certificate
Certificate or Non-Credit Course Offerings
Human Patient Simulation Lab
The Institute of Emergency Management coordinates the Human Patient Simulation Lab at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center featuring human patient simulators. Human patient simulators are life size, fully automatic, high-fidelity mannequins specifically designed to provide healthcare simulation for a broad spectrum of providers and applications. Medical simulation is immersive training with feedback during which users practice tasks and processes in life-like scenarios. This type of training improves critical thinking, decision making, and clinical techniques all without risk to a real patient. This translates into improved, real-world communication, collaboration, teamwork, and crisis management.