Institute of Emergency Management
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 purpose of the IEM is to offer workshops, courses, certificates, and degrees to meet the professional and career development needs of Idahoans employed in or planning a career in Emergency Management.
Academic Degree Programs
Through Idaho State University’s College of Technology, the Institute of Emergency Management offers degree programs in two areas: Fire Services Administration and Emergency Management. Both programs are offered online.
The Associate of Science degree in Emergency Management began in the fall of 2009. The Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management is scheduled to being in the fall of 2011.
The Associate of Science degree in Fire Services Administration began in the fall of 2008.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Services Administration will begin in the fall of 2010.
Non-Credit, Certificate Course Offerings
The Institute of Emergency Management offers courses that enhance the capability of state and local agencies to prevent and respond to all hazards incidents, natural or man-made, that warrant action to protect life, property, environment, public health or safety, and minimize disruptions of government, social, or economic activities.
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.
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