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Dorian Matzen
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  • Oakland, CA
  • United States
  • Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
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Ahmed Abdullah AL Harbi replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion Ethical duty to act? Or safety first? in the group EMS Instructors
"Hi, its very interesting topic and it happens frequently in pre-hospial care environment.Yes, as Roger i agree with you safety first but doing what is necessary in this incident has not been applied.The ethical and moral duty was not considered by…"
Jun 28, 2012
Shadreck Kalongonda replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"I think you should have to do some hours of hands on to gain experience  of patient management before proceeding to the next level of care.  "
Nov 11, 2011
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Aug 26, 2011
Dorian Matzen replied to Jamie Syrett's discussion Is a dislocated hip an ALS or BLS call?
"I think everyone has answered this question very well, Pain management is the a big topic that could cover a day long seminar if not longer.  Stoicism of elderly people can be misleading, we as care providers have to not just ask the OPQRST…"
Aug 23, 2011
Victoria C replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"If you keep on gathering more and more pieces of abstract information without putting them together in an actual tangible physical way, you end up with a lot of confusion and no motor skills. In California, EMTs on BLS rigs don't get much…"
Aug 23, 2011
Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP left a comment for Dorian Matzen
"Former Army Nurse Corps Major unmasks Ugly American from North Carolina and Medical Fraud at Bagram Airbase see my you-tube video. This is especially for medical types or just concerned Americans http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA Thanks Major Mike…"
Jul 24, 2011
Roger replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion Ethical duty to act? Or safety first? in the group EMS Instructors
"Dorian, as a retired Fire Engineer/Paramedic I am qualified to issue an opinion, what those firefighters did was reprehensible we are sworn to protect Life first, property, environment. So in answer to your question YES, as firefighters we are…"
Jun 18, 2011
Pascal Hay replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion Ethical duty to act? Or safety first? in the group EMS Instructors
"Hard to say. In a recent event not too far from here AMR was attacked by a city council member for posting and not going into a shooting scene until law enforcement secured it. His argument was that the medics from AMR were contracted to the…"
Jun 18, 2011
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Jun 18, 2011
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Ethical duty to act? Or safety first?

Recently in my area, a situation arose wherein the local Alameda City Fire department and Police department did not provide rescue and aid to a mentally ill citizen that committed suicide by drowning himself in the San Francisco Bay.   The man had attempted suicide in a similar manner before and was prevented.  The man was large, 6'+ and >200lbs and had waded out onto a long sandbar in the San Francisco Bay.  He stood there in 60 degree water for over an hour while police and firefighters…See More
Jun 18, 2011
Kent Spitler replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"This is a topic that has been debated for many years as well as many states recommending 6 months to one year experience. My first question is how do you measure experience as an EMT before entering a paramedic program? If the paramedic program does…"
Dec 6, 2010
Cory T. Spankowski, NREMT-P, CCP replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"I'll also put forth that, while, EMT experience can help with the clinical aspect (more supervised clinical time during paramedic school would also help. Also EMT experience can lead to developing bad habits), EMT experience does absolutely…"
Oct 9, 2010
Rob Theriault replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"I agree. They need to see sick and injured patients. I think Australia and the UK have the right idea. Have a listen to episode 76 of the EMS Educast (should be posted by this weekend of Tuesday by the latest."
Oct 9, 2010
Joe Paczkowski replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"Here's my question about this. Considering that the environment paramedics is about as close to independent practice as possible (after all, how often do providers have their medical director on scene, especially in areas that do not mandate…"
Oct 8, 2010
Cory T. Spankowski, NREMT-P, CCP replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"I have to agree with this. My wife and I have had this discussion on many occassions, and have reached one conclusion...that one must have at least a SOLID 6 months to a year at the EMT level before being considered for EMT-P. When I went to EMT-P…"
Oct 8, 2010
Dorian Matzen replied to Dorian Matzen's discussion EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic directly without any field experience in the group EMS Instructors
"PAs and RNs both have significant clinical rotational periods that are required for their licensure. MDs and DOs both have a 2 year rotational requirement for licensure and a minimum 4 (3 for pathology but 5 for surgery and more if specializing i.e.…"
Oct 6, 2010

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Employer/Affiliation
Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
Primary Agency/Department Type
Educational
Primary Department/Agency Name
San Francisco Paramedic Association
Years in EMS/Public Safety
13
Other Past or Current Departments
Redwood Empire Life Support (1997-2000)
Medic Ambulance Service-Solano County (2000-2007)
San Francisco Paramedic Association (2003-current)
AMR-Alameda County (2007-2009)
My Training:
EMT-B (1996)
EMT-P (1999)
AHA BLS/CPR instructor (2003)
BA in molecular & cellular biology from UC Berkeley (2004)
AHA ACLS instructor (2005)
AHA PALS instructor (2006)
Currently a student doctor at Touro University-California College of Osteopathic Medicine (2009)
Day Job
Student Doctor
Relationship Status
Married

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At 9:39pm on July 24, 2011, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…

Former Army Nurse Corps Major unmasks Ugly American from North Carolina and Medical Fraud at Bagram Airbase see my you-tube video. This is especially for medical types or just concerned Americans http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA

Thanks Major Mike “Major Dad’ Reisman Maj-Ret RN CS FNP

kenpomed@yahoo.com

 
 
 
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