Emergency Management Consulting

Emergency Management

When Every Second Counts

The team at Parastar has helped municipal and national governments around the globe by providing disaster response and recover operations consulting. Our team of emergency management experts evaluate, analyze and recommend custom plans and solutions for coordinated medical logistics. We outline the steps required for coping with disasters, both manmade and natural, through preparedness training, process flow and complete coordination between private and public sectors.

Parastar puts institutions and organizations in a position to deliver sound responses and fast-paced recovery while maintaining continuity of operations for efficient medical response and transport under the most extreme condition.

Best Practice Emergency Management Operations

Parastar recently sent a team of trainers to Korsae, an island in Micronesia that is one of four states in the Pacific Island nation, to assist Korsae State Hospital with emergency education and preparedness training.

The Parastar team helped to prepare medical staff and municipal services representatives for better response to catastrophic emergencies. The Parastar approach included recommendations on systematically processing affected patients for treatment and transport following established best practices that also worked with the limited resources available in the State of Kosrae.

Solutions Developed to Fit Market Conditions

Korsae trainees were shown how to identify the necessary components of an initiate response coordination effort, activate resources, triage affected parties, prioritize for transport and prepare the receiving facility for incoming victims.

Classroom training was combined with monitored practical exercises incorporating actors from the local high school, doctors, nurses and other support staff from Kosrae State Hospital, Kosrae Police Department and Kosrae International Airport representatives. Engaging staff and area residents helped produce a successful outcome and create an “emergency” enlightened community.

Participants participated in a debriefing session the day after the exercise as well as a field briefing that reported strengths and weaknesses of the exercises. Additional training time was spent with the staff both at the hospital and around the State of Kosrae to assure that information provided would be in sync with both expectations and needs.

Parastar’s classroom training consisted of two (2) full days of training prior to the field exercise and two (2) follow-up debriefings.

Classroom sessions covered:

  • Review of the on-site analysis conducted earlier in the year
  • Mass Casualty Scene Management; Scene Safety Review
  • Triage Principles and Practices
  • Managing Peak Patient Flow
  • Incident Command Concepts
  • Review of Hazardous Materials Recognition with emphasis on hazards noted during our tour of the State of Kosrae.

Parastar’s classroom training also included a Triage exercise that served as a pre-test to establish a baseline for performance in the practical disaster exercise.

The training approach also provided an extended skills session focusing on pre-hospital care of a variety of injuries such as serious bleeding, fractures, and spinal immobilization utilizing the equipment and materials readily available to the emergency medical providers.